In this seminar, Dr. Hawani Negussie discusses a wide range of topics related to early childhood care and education in Ethiopia in areas of indigenous early learning systems, language of instruction, innovation, Pk-16 education paradigm, development-based learning strategies, quality, equity, and access while amplifying the case for early childhood education as the way to secure educational, economic, social and navigational advancement in Ethiopia.
We are living in unpredictable times and more than any other group, children are affected by this uncertainty more than adults. As the pandemic progressed through previous stages and titles ranging from outbreak, endemic, epidemic and the current state, children were largely left out of the universal conversation on what to do, how to prepare and what the future holds. In their world, the adults know the answers, doctors cure illnesses, sport venues mean more friends to see and teachers were a constant in their lives. For the majority, there were in school one day, and home for the rest of this year.
In the video below, my colleague and I discuss the social, emotional and psychological challenges COVID-19 has caused, ways to support your children at home and find ways to construct a different meaning during this difficult time.