Resources from Tips for ECE Providers during COVID-19 with Debra Colman 12 17 2020

SCC Tips for ECE providers during COVID-19 (Final)

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The Southern California Chapter

of the

California Association for the Education of Young Children


Tips for ECE Providers during COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases increasing in LA County, the Southern California Chapter of CAAEYC wants to share the most relevant and current information regarding COVID-19 precautions and procedures.  Keeping your children, staff and families safe during these challenging times of a pandemic.   In response to the current pandemic Debra worked with the Department of Public Health and ECE leaders to develop public health Guidance.   These Guides for center and Family Child Care providers offer updated guidance for operation of early care and education (ECE) sites in a way that helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. The guidance balances increased need for childcare as more parents return to work outside the home with the critical need to avoid transmission of the virus to children, their families and early care and education staff.  

Featured Presenter

Debra Colman, MSW, Director

Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education

Debra Colman is the Director of the Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education (OAECE) at the LA County Department of Public Health.  OAECE leads program, policy and systems improvement efforts to support early care and education across LA County.  With over 20 years of experience leading innovative initiatives for children and families, Debra has specialized in building the capacity of organizations and schools to deliver quality school readiness, literacy, and parent engagement services. Over her career, she has managed family literacy programs like Motheread/Fatheread – Los Angeles, administered the early learning investments of United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and led Families In Schools’ Early Education and Family Literacy Department. In addition, Debra has taught graduate students in partnership with the UCLA School of Education and is a Field Instructor with the UCLA and USC Schools of Social Work. Most recently, Debra was a Senior Program Officer with First 5 LA leading innovative policy and system’s change strategies to increase access to high-quality early care and education for children. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Cal State L.A. and a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

5:45 p.m. – Log on/Welcome/Introductions/Resources

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Presentation by Debra Colman

1.25 hour Zoom Webinar/1.25 Hours of Professional Development

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Additional Resources:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised the  COVID-19 “Guidance for Early Care and Education Providers” and reformatted it into a checklist.  Revisions are highlighted in yellow.  The guidance is available for download at

An array of DPH materials pertaining to early care and education programs, including the revised guidance, also is available on the Early Care & Education COVID-19 Toolkit site at


Meeting Recording:

Topic: TIPS FOR ECE PROVIDERS  DURING COVID-19Date: Dec 17, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Other relevant resources:

Community Vaccine Advisory Committee


CA State Vaccine Committee


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