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July 13, 2020
As an early childhood educator working during COVID-19 in Alaska, you may be looking for new ways to keep children engaged in safe, summer play while following state and local physical distancing guidelines.
Many early childhood education programs around the country have developed their own creative methods to follow guidelines while enjoying the summer months. To help with social distancing at YMCA sites in Arizona, children were taught to make “airplane arms” when standing in line. They also grouped “pods” of no more than nine children with each adult and developed handwashing activities to ensure kids found some fun in the confusion of COVID-19. Read more here.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and suggestions for early educators can help you manage physical distancing with children, including:
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