On August 29th, more than 200 early childhood educators took part in our first Early Learning Symposium virtual workshop, which focused on health and safety in reopening childcare during COVID-19. The participants included Head Start and OUSD teachers, private center staff, and family child care providers. They heard tips from providers who are currently open, as well as updates from Alameda County Public Health and Alameda County Emergency Child Care Response Team. They also had the opportunity to talk together about the concerns they share. In appreciation of their work, they will receive “reopening boxes” which include PPE, cleaning supplies, puppets, and a scented candle for self-care.
96% of participants said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the workshop. One participant said, “I liked the diversity of presenters and speakers. Very inspiring. Thank you!”