"Mask Wearing in the Time of COVID-19" – Educators Session
Jennifer Rosen, pediatric nurse practitioner, shared an overview of COVID-19, and why it's important to wear a mask. She explained that because the main source of transmission of COVID-19 is due to aerosols and large droplet transfer from person to person that when people wear masks, the risk of spread is drastically reduced. Not only do masks protect others, but science now is showing that masks can protect the wearer as well. Jennifer shared helpful information about the different types of masks and how to find the best fit to reduce transmission risk. Jennifer gave wonderful insight into the relationship between mask wearing and Jewish rituals. She provided helpful tips and strategies on how to get children to wear masks and approaching families who might be reluctant or resistant to wearing masks. The presentation is about 45 minutes long with about 15 minutes of Q & A at the end.
Tips for Wearing a Mask
Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus/COVID-19
Below is a list of our top go-to resources that we have found to be most valuable in reference to questions we are receiving. We are also updating our website with your most asked questions. Check back frequently for updates and answers.
We are able to provide our member centers with individual support, so please reach out to the COJECEI team for support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is our go-to guide, a comprehensive list of materials and resources specific for COVID-19 Materials: Early Care and Education Providers in Colorado.
Our colleagues at the Colorado Office of Early Childhood update their site regularly and provides the best resource for general operation, licensing questions, overall information, and guidance.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Guidance for Child Care Providers is updated and provides the most reliable information about updated regulations.
If parents need care and want access to a center while you are still closed, send them to the Emergency Child Care Collaborative Website.
If parents have lost their job and are struggling to pay for child care, the state of Colorado created a useful one-stop website.
We also recommend Colorado Parent and signing up for their e-newsletter. It’s full of great articles and concrete ideas.
Executive Directors and Directors looking for guidance around cash flow, if you are enrolled in the Denver Preschool Project you qualify for free financial support. Reach out to us for resources and a contact.
Ready. Set. Reopen. Your Bounce-Back Plan.
Our intro session is scheduled for:
May 06, 2020, 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance:
Webinar Slides for ECE Providers
4/29/20: Jacki Melmed, the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel, and Ann Hause, the Director of Legal and Regulatory Compliance at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, held a webinar on the Safer-at-Home order
Download Governor Jared Polis's webinar slides:
Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Department of Human Services
Supporting Young Children During COVID-19: A Resource for Families
Parents can use this guide to learn how they can encourage learning at home, practice positive guidance, and find resources and people that can help in their community.
Frequently asked questions for child care providers: