Supporting Staff, Families, and Children During Social Distancing (Head Start Heals - Frequently Asked Questions) National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness


Q. How can I support families during COVID-19 and social distancing?

You’re stuck at home, either alone or with everyone in your family—and the only outing is a trip to the supermarket. Humans are social animals after all. We’re evolutionarily wired for proximity to each other. So, these new protocols (staying six feet apart, voluntarily quarantining as much as possible) are necessary, but may not be natural. Even when you’re totally healthy, not having social interactions can hurt both your physical and mental well-being.

What you can do and additional resources are provided.


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