Dear Early Childhood Community,
As the snow falls down on this first Monday in March, our hearts and minds are heavy for all the families and children in Ukraine. Their lives have been completely upended. It’s hard to pull ourselves away from the terrible news reports and it’s even harder to explain what is happening in the world to young children. It can be difficult to go about our daily routines as a senseless war continues before our eyes and fills the future with uncertainty.
We have compiled resources to help parents and caregivers talk to their children about the news. The Oak Park Public library has also shared credible news sources and ways to help.
If you are an early childhood educator, please know that you can always reach out to us to learn more about early childhood mental health consultations for social emotional and mental health support in the classroom.
The Collaboration for Early Childhood