September 11, 2020

How to Design Socially Distanced Classrooms

Are you interested in learning how to create a socially distanced classroom that works for your students? Attend the webinar “How to Design Socially Distanced Classrooms During COVID-19” on September 17 to hear practical strategies for educators.


By the end of the presentation, viewers will be able to:

    • define physical distancing versus social distancing;
    • identify potential classroom design mistakes;
    • apply suggested solutions for classroom setup; and
    • encourage classroom community while practicing physical distancing.

This webinar will be of interest to preschool and pre-k teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. Time for questions will be provided.


To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.


August 10, 2020

Child Care Virtual Conference

Join Child Care Lounge and other early learning professionals on August 18 for the Child Care Virtual Conference!


The Child Care Virtual Conference will feature over 15 live sessions. Registration includes access to three live Zoom sessions and one month of free access to all recorded sessions. Certificates will be issued for each class that had documented attendance.

Featured Topics

Presenters will explore a variety of child care topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • preventing teacher burnout,
    • supporting young children who display challenging behaviors,
    • establishing a DAP classroom through virtual learning,
    • fostering social skills while maintaining social distancing,
    • thriving in a responsive classroom, and
    • strategies to surviving a recession.

To see an overview of each session, visit the PD Registry website.


To register and learn more, visit the Child Care Lounge website. After you register, you will receive a link to the Conference portal as well as a passcode for entry.

More Information

For questions, contact Joni Levine at 412.885.5172 or

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May 19, 2020

Social Distancing in Early Care and Education: Feasible or Impossible?

Join the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) on June 2 for, “Social Distancing in Early Care and Education: Feasible or Impossible?,” a one-hour discussion exploring issues around social distancing in early care and education programs.


During the webinar, participants will hear from Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, about guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and discover practical strategies for implementation in a variety of early care programs. Webinar topics include:

    • CDC guidance for early care and education programs;
    • barriers to implementation within early care settings; and
    • strategies for early care and education programs to keep children and staff as safe as possible.

This event is best suited for Head Start program directors and health services staff; Head Start State Collaboration directors; child care resource and referral agencies; child care directors and health consultants; state public health departments; and nurses working with early care and education programs.


To register, visit the event page. The registration link can be used for both the live event and on-demand viewing.

A recording of the discussion will be available to watch on-demand 30 minutes after the event ends until June 15, 2020. A version with English closed captions will also be posted on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) in the coming weeks.

More Information

For questions, please contact NCECHW at 888.227.5125 or