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The Pandemic’s Impact on Families and Children

This event was held on May 28, 2020

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ECFC explored the impact of the pandemic on families with young children and how organizations are working with families and parents to ensure culturally relevant responses to families. 

Event Takeaways

Phil Fisher, Director of the Center for Translational NeuroScience, at the University of Oregon, shared findings from the Rapid EC Project, a weekly survey of a nationally representative sample of families with at least one child age of five.

Power-PAC Illinois parent team member, Shontiesha Floyd, and Parent Chair of the Early Learning Strategy Team, Yolanda Williams, shared how the pandemic is impacting their own families and the parents they work with.

  • ‘Fighting for Our Families’ platform calls for parents to have a meaningful seat at the table in developing short-term relief measures and long-term solutions so that all families can succeed. [English]  [Spanish]

Linda Melton Mann, President of the Mid Hudson (NY) Affiliate of the  National Black Child Development Institute shared how the pandemic is impacting Black families and how NBCDI affiliates are working in communities to support families.

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