NIEER Resources

Moving New Jersey Schools Forward Amid COVID-19 is an online forum to support the development of school district planning that responds to the challenges of COVID-19 (recorded webinars).

Beyond Borders in a Crises: The Global Response to Support Children. A blog by Joan Lombardi (March 24, 2020, Preschool Matters Today) on the global impact COVID-19 has had on children.

COVID-19 Crisis and Early Learning webinar series co-sponsored by NIEER and CCSSO:

To assist state education leaders in planning for the restart of schools, CCSSO has released Phase 2 Restart & Recovery framework.

Honor the Essential Early Childhood Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Some Examples and New Ideas.  A blog by Peggy Daly Pizzo (March 25, 2020, Preschool Matters Today).

Initial Ideas and Resource on Planning for Reopening Following COVID-19 School Closures. A summary of national and state resources compiled by Lori Connors-Tadros (April 24, 2020).

Into the unknown. Managing home-schooling and work in the age of COVID-19. A blog by Milagros Nores (March 19, 2020, Preschool Matters Today.)

Lessons from China to Keep and Teach Our Children Well, Especially the YoungestA blog by Steve Barnett and Zijia Li (April 9, 2020, Preschool Matters Today) on lessons that can be learned based on China’s experience with COVID-19.

Now is the time to invest in preschool education. Here’s why An opinion article (May 6, 2020, Fortune) by NIEER Founder and Senior Co-director Dr. Steven Barnett. Dr. Barnett outlines three steps state and federal policymakers can take to enhance preschool and protect it from budget cutting mistakes similar to those made 12 years ago in response to the Great Recession.

Recommendations for Safer, Effective Emergency Childcare for Children of Essential Workers. Guidance intended to inform policy and practice for childcare providers who remain open during the COVID-19 public health emergency to provide childcare services for essential personnel.