COVID’s Impact on Early Childhood Development

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom Webinar

Organizer: UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong


The world has gone through monumental change because of COVID-19 since early 2020. The global community has experienced, directly and indirectly, some level of change in their lives, including social distancing, family, and education, to name just a few areas.

The pandemic has considerably disrupted children’s normal school lives around the globe due to school closure and reclosure. Studies have documented the negative consequences of school closure and lasting online learning in children, such as adverse physical, mental, and social well-being, poor educational outcomes, and broadened educational inequalities.

What are the long-term impacts of school closures and the changes of educational activities to children? How has home learning affected early childhood development and children’s school readiness? Please join us to hear our UChicago faculty and panel of experts discuss COVID’s disruptions in early childhood development, family, and social relationships.

April 21, 2022
7:30am               Delhi
10:00am             Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore
11:00am             Japan | South Korea
April 20, 2022
9:00pm               Chicago



Andrew Bacher-Hicks
Assistant Professor
Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Boston University

Jianbin Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education
The Education University of Hong Kong

Jean Yeung
Professor (Provost’s Chair)
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore



Ariel Kalil
Daniel Levin Professor
Harris School of Public Policy
The University of Chicago

About Our COVID Life – Managing and Impact

“Our COVID Life – Managing and Impact” seeks to explore many of these issues.  The series begins by first exploring vaccine hesitancy and polar opposite views about opening.  As we continue to learn how to manage Our COVID Life, we’ll bring you more interesting insights from our panel of faculty and experts so you can hear from both sides. Read More