COVID-19 and early childhood development: Round-up of existing research and priorities for future research
Date: May 26 2022
Time: 9:00-11:00am (EDT)
Language: English

The global response to COVID-19 has changed daily life in many ways for children, families, and care providers. We have seen a sharp increase in research worldwide on COVID-19 and its impacts on children’s development and wellbeing.

In this webinar, a part of the COVID-19 Learning Series, the hosts will share the results from a scoping review on the nature and scope of the existing early childhood development evidence related to components of nurturing care for young children, including health, nutrition, child protection, opportunities for learning, and responsive caregiving.

Speakers will explore research on adaptations of interventions, case studies on lessons learned, an overview of who the studies have been conducted with; where the studies have been conducted; how they have been conducted in terms of research design; and priority research topics addressed so far.

This is intended to be a vibrant discussion on how we can apply some of these lessons to future interventions, policies, and research topics to support children and families in times of adversity.


Ana Luiza Penna, PhD Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

James Radner, Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Senior Fellow at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Research Director of the TruePoint Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, Speaking on behalf of Saving Brains.

Jasmine Lam, Consultant, TruePoint, Speaking on behalf of Saving Brains.

Nehyi Paola Quintero Pinilla, Director, aeioTU Digital.

Chavi Vohra, Integrator- Childcare Service and Capacity Building, Mobile Creches.

Dr. Isang Awah, Senior Advocacy Officer, Global Parenting Initiative, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Shekufeh Zonji, Technical Lead, ECDAN.