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Distance Learning Hub

Distance learning will be used as a tool to provide meaningful learning opportunities for children at home. The goal for distance learning is to connect families, educators, and support children’s growth and development. Distance learning is a shared partnership between educators and families with shared educational goals and learning outcomes.

The home environment helps parents create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines and support their child’s development. Distance learning is designed with flexibility that offers support and child development experiences during nontraditional hours to families who work or go to school. Our goal is to partner with you to build upon your child’s growth and development.

How Distance Learning Supports Child Development

Our model aims to support the parent’s role to be teachers for their children and to bring school experiences into the home in a special and meaningful way. Our strategies include:

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Online Interaction

Providing opportunities for teachers to interact with children and parents online.

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Learning Materials

Providing educational materials and a variety of school activities to support daily routines and bring school learning experiences to home.

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Family Binder

Providing each family with a resource binder that is designed to support the parent as the child’s first teacher.

Weekly Activities & Learning Guides

We compile and put together many learning activities that parents can do at home with children, including Creative Curriculum Learning Games for Families. Pick activities from below and do one or more each day. You can

  1. Follow the number and go into our Distance Learning Material Shared Drive to find the Creative Curriculum Learning Games guide to find the activity.
  2. Scan the QR Code to find the videos or Zoom Link.
  3. Monday Zoom sessions for parents will be live. Every Monday morning Zoom session is on the introductory overview and tips for the week’s learning.
  4. There will be an open Zoom session for parents once every other week to chat with teachers, or a parent virtual workshop on various topics such as Child Development, Healthy Eating Habits, How to Talk to My Child…
  • Preschool

    August

    For the first two weeks of the new school year, children will be learning about Home Routines. Consistent routine and schedule enable children to expect and predict what will take place during the day. It fosters Self Help competency and self regulation development.

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    September

    This month, children will be learning about the Home Environment. Children will learn activities we do at home. Children will learn the functions of the home and each room. Children will learn how to take care of the home environment.

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    October

    The learning focus in October is All about Me. Children will learn about themselves, simple facts such as their names, things they are good at and enjoy doing, as well as things they can do to take care of themselves.

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    November

    In November, the Learning Focus is Friends. Children will learn what a friend is? Why do we need friends? We all have friends. How can we be a good friend to others? Do you miss your friends when you are not in school and why? Interacting with friends allows children to learn social skills, problem solving skills, language skills, relationship and trust, and cooperation.

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    December

    The Learning Focus in December is Family and Traditions. Children will learn about family members. Why is family important? What do we enjoy doing as a family? Family are those who take care of the children. With family members, children develop a sense of self, sense of belonging, relationships with others, as well as roles of each family members. Children also learn about special events and customs that connect them together.

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  • Toddler

    August

    The focus for this month is meaningful interactions. Meaningful interactions involve both the parent and child. Interactions help children self-regulate emotions, develop language skills, and build secure relationships with others.

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    September

    The focus for this month is play. When children and families engage in play children have the opportunity to learn in ways that are developmentally appropriate. Through play children have the opportunity to explore how things work, learn about their environments, and develop a sense of the world around them.

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    October

    The focus for this month is routines. When children have predictable routines it helps to build self-regulation competence, predict time, and begin to understand sequence. Routines help children feel safe and comfortable in their environments.

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    November

    The focus for this month is sensory exploration. Sensory exploration provides children the opportunity to explore their senses through touch. Sensory exploration builds upon children's sensory memory and processing information through touch.

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    December

    To Be Announced

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  • Infant

    August

    The focus for this month is meaningful interactions. Meaningful interactions involve both the parent and child. Interactions help children self-regulate emotions, develop language skills, and build secure relationships with others.

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    September

    The focus for this month is play. When children and families engage in play children have the opportunity to learn in ways that are developmentally appropriate. Through play children have the opportunity to explore how things work, learn about their environments, and develop a sense of the world around them.

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    October

    The focus for this month is routines. When children have predictable routines it helps to build self-regulation competence, predict time, and begin to understand sequence. Routines help children feel safe and comfortable in their environments.

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    November

    The focus for this month is sensory exploration. Sensory exploration provides children the opportunity to explore their sense. Sensory exploration builds upon children's sensory memory and processing information through touch, smell, sight, hearing, and taste.

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    December

    To Be Announced

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