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Though most schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, expectations for assignments and requirements for classes continue. In many instances, homeschooling or “no schooling” has been coupled with remote learning.
If your child’s school or program is introducing or has been using virtual learning, consider these best practices:
It is important to remember that our priority as parents during this unprecedented time goes beyond academics. We are called to provide a safe home environment, sheltering our children from the stress of quarantine and social distancing. This is an opportunity to reconnect with our families and children. In addition, a lot of our daily life activities can be instructional; we can teach useful life skills by having kids help with chores, cooking, laundry, along with reading together, enjoying a movie as a family, playing outside in the yard.
Circle of Grace (2018) is a Christian safe environment curriculum that helps form and educate children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others. If you are interested in this curriculum for use at home with your children during quarantine, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit https://dovesnest.net/COVID19.
Anna Groff is executive director of Dove’s Nest.
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