As communities and governments around the world are putting their efforts to contain the spread and the impact of COVID-19, ISSA is working to support and bring our community of professionals, across Europe and Central Asia, closer together.

ISSA will continue to work toward creating societies where families, communities and professionals work together to empower each child to reach her or his unique potential and embrace values of social justice and equity.

Read the message from the ISSA Secretariat and find the recordings of our webinars and useful resources for professionals, families and communities below.

 Message from the ISSA Secretariat  



Early childhood focused COVID-19 resources

Recordings of our webinars and useful resources for professionals, families and communities.

WEBINAR | Father Engagement Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic: Challenges, Promising Approaches and Opportunities

By: ISSA and Bernard van Leer Foundation


WEBINAR | The Role of Parenting Support Programs in Promoting and Sustaining Playful Parenting 



WEBINAR | Color the world: An urban approach to supporting babies, toddlers, and their caregivers in times of COVID-19  

By: ISSA and Bernard van Leer Foundation


WEBINAR | Early childhood educators: Supporting professionalism during COVID-19 – Examples from Albania, Croatia and the Netherlands



WEBINAR | The Early Childhood Workforce in times of COVID-19: Are they adequately supported?

By: Early Childhood Workforce Initiative


WEBINAR | Supporting the most vulnerable children and families - Concrete examples of responses to the COVID-19 crisis  

By: ISSA and Bernard van Leer Foundation


WEBINAR SERIES | Young children amidst COVID-19. #6 Exploring the power of play in building the resilience of young children and their families at home



Growing up in lockdown: Europe’s children in the age of COVID-19

By: Eurochild


COVID-19: 24/7 Playful Parenting - Resources in 90 language: Parenting new babies

By: Parenting for Lifelong Health


COVID-19: Parenting Tips - Proven parenting tips and activities for all ages in worldwide languages

By: Parenting for Lifelong Health


COVID-19 Parenting. One-on-One Time



Family-Friendly Policies: Redesigning the Workplace of the Future



Greater support needed for working families as COVID-19 takes hold



#COVIDBOOK | Supporting and reassuring children around the world

By: Manuela Molina


Caring for Each Other

By: Sesame Street


Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak 



COVID-19 Resources



Caring for Caregivers during the COVID-19 Crisis



Technical Note | Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action


Early Years - Online safety advice

By: E-Safety Commissioner


Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools - March 2020



Parenting stress and risk of child maltreatment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A family stress theory-informed perspective

By: Developmental Child Welfare


Case Studies of Programmes to Promote and Protect Nurturing Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: The LEGO Foundation


Responsive caregiving, early learning and play, and children’s safety and security during COVID-19

By: The LEGO Foundation


Caring for caregivers: Supporting and empowering caregivers to ensure the best start in life for every child



Research priorities for early childhood development in the context of COVID-19: Results from an international survey

By: ECDAN, Saving Brains


COVID-19 and Early Childhood Development in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Research Roundup 

By: ECDAN, Saving Brains


A Data-free digital platform to reach families with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic

By: Harnessing Global Data