Kids Ask / Parent Chat

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading partnered on three webinars designed to help parents and children talk about the Coronavirus, COVID-19, and how to navigate the challenging new realities we are all facing in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety.

Kids Questions about COVID-19: Focus on children 6 years old and younger

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading presented this webinar designed to help parents and children, 6 years old and younger, talk about the Coronavirus and COVID-19. Beth Duda, Director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading asked Dr. Kristie Skoglund, COO of The Florida Center for Early Childhood, questions from young children. This twenty-minute webinar helps children and parents navigate the challenging new realities we are all facing in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

The Florida Center for Early Childhood also provided further resources for anyone who may need extra help during this unique time.

Kids Questions about COVID-19: Focus on children ages 7+

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading presented this webinar designed to help parents and children, 7 years old and older, talk about the Coronavirus and COVID-19. Beth Duda, Director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading asked Melissa Bradley, director of school-based mental health therapy at the Florida Center for Early Childhood, questions from children.

This twenty-minute webinar helps children and parents navigate the challenging new realities we are all facing in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

The Florida Center for Early Childhood also provided further resources for anyone who may need extra help during this unique time.

Parent Chat: How to help children deal with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious health concern. For kids taking in the new challenging realities we are all facing, worries and fears may be especially daunting. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be.

The Florida Center for Early Childhood and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading presented a half-hour webinar designed for parents to help their children deal with the worry and fear surrounding COVID-19.

Beth Duda, Director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Tamra Cajo, Director – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic for The Florida Center for Early Childhood, and Marina Bunch, Clinical Director of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services for the Florida Center for Early Childhood share how parents can help themselves and their children through this challenging time.

The Florida Center for Early Childhood also provided further resources for anyone who may need extra help during this unique time.