April & May Return
After Spring Break, our Early Childhood Classes will be increasing their in-person learning time!
Blended preschool classrooms will attend four days per week. Wednesdays will continue to be a remote learning day for these blended early childhood classrooms. Our schedule will increase from the current two hours to two and a half hours for four days per week. The new hours, effective April 8th, will be 8:30 - 11:00 for AM classes and 12:00 - 2:30 for PM classes, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday only.
Remote learning will still be an option. However, we cannot guarantee that parents who choose this option for their child will continue to have the same teacher. Once all parents have made their choice (in person vs. remote) we will look at the numbers across the program and see if student needs can be better met by adjusting classes. This information will be shared with you as soon as possible.
Early Childhood Self-Contained
Children in our Early Childhood Self-Contained classrooms will have individualized schedules developed by the team and parents. The EC Program will make every effort to keep “in person” children in the classes they have been a part of all year, but we may need to make some adjustments in order to balance out our class sizes and establish the safest possible learning environments. This could mean a change from AM to PM in some cases or even a change to some children’s teachers. We will make every effort to limit these exceptions and work with families who could be impacted.
Health & Safety
Maintaining a distance of six feet between each student will be observed whenever possible. However, because of the nature and the format of preschool programming, this will not always be feasible. Our students do not sit at desks; there is more movement and exploration of the classroom than in an elementary class. Some classes may have as many as 15 students in them, depending on the option parents choose. Please be aware of this as you make your decision. Use of masks, frequent hand washing and sanitizing of our materials will continue to be part of our daily routines.