Education and Early Childhood Development & Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have a huge impact on all these five components of nurturing care, especially as families experience massive income and health shocks. Early childhood is a time when the brain is most sensitive to changes, and adversities can have life-long consequences. The most vulnerable children from low-resourced families, children with disabilities, and those living with abuse, neglect, and domestic violence are most likely to fall through the cracks. Post-pandemic recovery must prioritise early childhood development to ensure that our children are able to reach their full potential for a strong and resilient future.