Jessica Essary, Ph.D., will be a keynote speaker for the OMEP World Organization for Early Childhood Education webinar "How to deal with COVID-19 in ECEC? - Impact of the Pandemic on Early Childhood Physical and Mental Wellbeing" to be held on Friday, July 24th, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EST. The OMEP World Executive Committee is facilitating this Webinar to address the situation of childhood physical and emotional health and wellbeing during COVID-19 virus times.

Dr. Essary, will consider routines that children maintained before COVID-19 that suddenly changed when the pandemic hit the world. She will present some categories related to the ideas and representations of young children about the pandemic and the explanations that they obtain from adults. She will also propose strategies to protect children’s rights while maintaining their socio-emotional health, analyzing how to deal with physical distancing with early childhood, the uses of technology and the efforts for learning continuity, taking into account stressor factors for children and adults.

In addition to her position as associate professor of education at Cazenovia College, Dr. Essary serves as the OMEP-USA membership director and is the United Nations delegate to the World Organization for Early Childhood Education.

The webinar will be held in English and broadcasted by OMEP World YouTube Channel:


How to Deal with COVID-19 in ECEC?