The aim of the present study is to review the existing literature on possible consequences of social isolation for children and propose a model that supports preschool children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development, who have been living their daily lives under social isolation conditions for a period of around 3 months in Turkey and who are likely to be exposed to new conditions of the normalization process where social distancing is recommended by health authorities. To help achieve this goal, a mobile application with a software feature such as a mobile timer and model reminder, a functional website and activities are designed to be integrated into the model by treating them as components of a systematic process called PEDAM (Pedagogical Support Assistance Model). The primary limitation of this study is that the proposed model has not yet been tested in an experimental, pre-test/post-test control group design or in a large sample. The main reason why it has not been applied experimental or long-term empirical research design in this study is that there is still a risk of transmission of COVID-19 for both children and adults. A second reason has to do with the necessity and responsibility to taking immediately initiative and action for the children who are in critical and sensitive periods of development. PEDAM is a model to ensure that parents have access to appropriate content and to control the content systematically, using only materials and physical activities whose positive effects are supported by existing researches.It is believed that PEDAM can give researchers from different disciplines an idea to design other applications for the planning of the Covid 19 pandemic process.
Keywords: Covid 19, Social Isolation, Preschool Children, Model Suggestion