The Early Development Network is committed to assisting the EDN community during public health emergencies.Please find the resources below to help guide you in your work with families. To review all OSEP resources and Q&A’s regarding COVID-19, please visit

EDN Guidance Documents

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Q&A Documents

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released Questions and Answers (Q&A) documents in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C evaluation and assessment timelines in the current COVID-19 environment:

Virtual EI Resources

Orientation to EI Resources (password to videos included)
Home Visit Scenarios

A series of written scenarios illustrating the integration of RBEI and VC.

Video Examples

Interviews with NE providers and a services coordinator about providing EI services via technology, and excerpts from an actual home visit and a SHORE via zoom.

COVID-19 Childcare Resources

A number of early childhood organizations and advocates have collaborated to create and launch the Nebraska Child Care Referral Network—a searchable database for parents seeking to connect with available child care resources during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Helping Families in Stressful Situations

The following resources have been designed to support families in helping young children cope with the challenges that might occur during stressful emergency or disaster situations.

Additional resources can be found at the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
Center for the Developing Child has new resources on COVID-19 and a series of podcasts around brain development during this pandemic