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Many experts are discussing the issue of COVID-19 related disruptions to schooling and are attempting to estimate how it will impact student learning around the world. These models have suggested that even a few months of school closure could result in substantial learning loss, and that the most disadvantaged students are at risk of falling even further behind.
I’m wondering what this means for ECE-aged children – how much skill-building and learning loss is at stake? Which children are going to have the hardest time transitioning back to formal schooling when all this is over? What other risk factors are influencing young children’s learning and development most while they’re out of school or childcare and their families’ have work disruptions?
The IDELA Team at Save the Children is considering how we can use IDELA data to answer these pressing questions. Who else is discussing this with their team? Is anyone interested in digging into this with us??