Emerging From Crisis

Covid-19 Guide for Reopening Primary Schools and ECD Programs

This free, self-paced mini-course offers information and PRACTICAL guidance from a global perspective to help education leaders as they prepare to emerge from a period of crisis and reopen schools and early care and development (ECD) programs.

Continuing Education Units are available.



3-5 hours

Who Should Take This Course?

This mini-course has been designed specifically to support leaders in schools and early care and education programs. The mini-course can also assist local and national education authorities to plan for the broader reopening of schools and programs.

All are welcome to engage in this course, but it may be particularly helpful for education leaders—school leaders, early childhood program directors, NGO leaders, head teachers, and others who serve in other key roles to keep children safe and healthy, schools clean, and environments suitable for learning.

Course Information

The goal of this mini-course is to provide guidance to primary school and early care and education program leaders on reopening safe and nurturing education environments after a crisis.

This course is a free online, self-paced course. You can register and begin this course at any time. There are no learning prerequisites required in order to complete this course. On average, this course takes between 3-5 hours to complete and can be completed over multiple sessions. There is no login for the course. Once you register, you can begin the course right away.

A brief survey must be completed at the end of the course. Certificates of completion are available by request.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of personal well-being to support your effectiveness as a leader during times of crisis.
  • Demonstrate how to support children, teachers, and staff as they re-integrate into a welcoming school environment after a stressful and emotional closure.
  • Describe how to communicate with parents to prepare them and their children for the reopening of their school or program.
  • Identify important policies and procedures that will need consideration prior to school reopening in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all.

For questions or technical support, email support@ceinternational1892.org

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CE International is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

Some employers, schools, and programs ¬¬may require you to complete CEUs as part of your in-service or pre-service training. If CEUs are NOT yet required by your school or program, or available in your nation, it is still helpful to acquire them anyway. You can add them to your professional development portfolio and place them on your resume. This shows that you received OFFICIAL CREDIT for the course you took.

Once successfully completed, learners will be awarded 0.5 IACET CEUs (which is equal to 5 learning hours) for this training course.

In order to receive IACET CEUs for this course, follow the steps below:

  1. Register to take the free course.
  2. After finishing the course, take the prompted survey. You will then receive a certificate of completion by email.
  3. If you want to proceed with CEUs, there will be a link to pay the CEU fee ($10 USD). Payment types accepted are Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. No refunds or exchanges.
  4. You will receive a link by email to take a knowledge check quiz. There will also be a link back to the course in case you want to review the content. You will have 30 days to complete the quiz.
  5. If you pass the quiz, you will receive a CEU certificate by email.
  6. If you do not pass the quiz, you will receive an email with a link to retake the quiz.

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