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A Beacon of Hope
May 6, 2020
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
-Nelson Mandela

"From Surviving to Thriving: Creating a Way Forward in Challenging Times," is a complimentary video series offering ideas for sustaining your early childhood organization through this world-wide crisis. Every Wednesday in coming weeks a new video in this series will be released through ExchangeEveryDay and posted on the Exchange website. Today, the first video, "Supporting Adults in Your Community" has been posted at https://www.childcareexchange.com/surviving-to-thriving.  Future videos will focus on the impact of technology, maintaining connections with staff, maintaining connections with families, the new early childhood marketplace, rebuilding your organization, and innovating in a crisis.

This is a challenge that calls us to muster our courage and strength like never before. Every early childhood program in the country - in the world really - has been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Over 60% of all child care centers and a high proportion of family child care homes are currently closed. It is uncertain how many of these programs will be able to reopen.

"From Surviving to Thriving" has been developed as a collaboration between Exchange magazine, Hinge Early Education Brokers, and Video Active Productions. Exchange is grateful to our partners in this effort, and especially to Roger Neugebauer, World Forum Foundation Global Impact Engineer, who donated his time as producer of the series, and Dan Huber, Founder of Video Active Productions, who contributed his expertise in video creation. Our goal with the series is to provide early childhood programs the inspiration and strategies they need in order to survive this immediate crisis and thrive in the future. Many are starting to think of what comes after this crisis as “the new important” (as opposed to “the new normal”). As Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

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To offer special support during these challenging circumstances, we are offering, for a limited time, a yearly subscription to Exchange magazine for ½ price. Upcoming issues will be filled with more support and strategies for dealing with today’s crisis and beyond.

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Beth Menninga · May 06, 2020
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States

Thank you so much- this is a wonderful and unique supportive resource that we will be sharing it with the early childhood educators who are our coaching partners!

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