CAYL Catalyst Webinar Series

Episode #21

November 3, 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm ET

The Impact of the COVID Era on ECE Programs

CAYL Catalyst - Webinar Series, Episode #21


Innovate … The Impact of the COVID Era on ECE Programs.

The staffing crisis and other challenges facing early childhood education did not begin with the COVID pandemic, but it accelerated them. Join our panel to discuss how we’ve seen this play out within early childhood education; from out-of-school time care to 0-5 programming, and what we can do about it.

Contact Information:

Beatriz “BB” Otero


Sharon Scott-Chandler


Ardith Wieworka

Email: (regarding Afterschool) (regarding FCC)



Valora Washington - President & CEO, The CAYL Institute

Beatriz "BB" Otero - Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Sharon Scott-Chandler - President & CEO, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Ardith Wieworka - CEO, Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership


Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on Shortages in the Child Care System (2021) 


Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) Child Care Stabilization Grant Information


Universal Child Care is Essential to Women’s Economic Futures (Women are not returning to work due to lack of child care) – U.S. Congressional Report (2021)


Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund (Washington DC)