Hi DeboraSo many great questions, and all of those have been swirling in my head that keep me awake at night. We are anticipating guidelines any day now hopefully. The uncertainties are endless. We are a private preschool serving age 1-5 and have about 240 students. My enrollment is full for the upcoming school year, so I also struggle with how will we determine "who gets to come and who has to wait" if we are required to re-open with a decreased capacity?
At this point, we are focusing on what to do with school age children during the summer. We wouldn't be able to go on field trips, so we are left with full days to fill at the center. While we are closed, we are transforming part of the classroom into a computer lab and the other side into a STEM lab. We have a great partnership with our school district and we are working on combined resources to allow the children to extend classroom learning throughout the summer. The children will be able to bring in their laptops and/or we will arrange to borrow some from the school district. We are hoping to use the same resources that the children currently use at the school district to further their education in a fun way. We are looking at ways to set the other side of the room up that will reflect their learning.We are fortunate that our school age teacher is a certified elementary education teacher and has experience teaching a few grades. I also have a degree in elementary education and together we will team up and work through the kinks. We hope that by starting early, we will be able to address any scenario that the school district will use.
We will continue to offer before and after care, full day, part day and homework help to our families.
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