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Podcast: Early Childhood Matters, Part 3

Health, Wellness and Retention in the Early Childhood Workforce

In the last episode of our three-part series on the early childhood workforce, we speak with a panel of state and national experts about the early childhood workforce, and how health and wellness strategies can help to improve retention in early childhood settings.  Host Denise Mauzy (SRI International) joins Yale University’s Walter Gilliam, the University of Delaware’s Laura Lessard, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Holly Hatton-Bowers, and the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association’s Kerri Schnake to discuss new research, findings, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the panel’s recommendations for stakeholders across the country.  

Guests include Walter Gilliam, professor of child psychiatry and psychology, and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy with the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale School of Medicine; Laura Lessard, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware, and program coordinator for the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence; Holly Hatton-Bowers, associate professor and early childhood extension specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Education and Human Services; and Kerri Schnake, CEO of the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association. 

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