Like their peers all across the country, students from The Children’s School for Early Development have had to continue their education during the COVID-19 crisis. While remote learning was not designed for preschoolers with special needs, the staff and administration have gone above and beyond to help parents support their children’s progress at home.
Parent teacher conferences are being held virtually, using technology such as conference calls and Zoom, including all evaluations and meetings with school districts. All staff are participating and providing services, including teachers, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, school psychologists and social workers, making sure that all of our students’ needs are being met.
The Children’s School has also completely transitioned to Google Classrooms and has been providing activities for students to do at home based on what they would have been learning if they were still in the classroom. Teachers have been doing everything from filming “circle time” from their living rooms, to reading books on a park bench.
“Throughout this whole process, our staff have gone above and beyond, never asking if they had to do something, but wanting to do more,” said Ann-Marie Sabrsula, M.A., VB/ABA Education Coordinator for The Children’s School for Early Development. “All the teachers want to do is reach out to their students and ensure they and their families are getting all of the support that they need. Collaboration has been happening so organically and everyone has really come together to help our kids continue to learn and progress during this time.”