Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Young children, families, ECEC services and staff

When the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020, most European countries closed schools and many ECEC services. 

For the last 18 months, children, families, early childhood education and care professionals, services and decision-makers have faced many challenges and questions, for example:

What would be the impact of lockdowns and pandemic restrictions on young children? 

Would there be any learning loss? 

Should ECEC staff be prioritised for testing and vaccination? 

How would the sector cope financially with the loss of earnings and increased expenses? 

This webinar will present the results of reports prepared by the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and NESET – the Network of Experts working on the Social dimension of Education and Training, which explore how these challenges and others have been tackled. 

Representatives of the Slovenian Ministry of education, of Eurochild and EPSU, the European Federation of Public Service Union will share their experiences and discuss the findings of the reports.

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