BY AMANDA MOSES
Throughout the school year, the Starrett Early Learning Center (SELC) offers educational instruction for two, three, and four-year-old children. Due to COVID-19, each of the classes have been working with their teachers remotely through Class Dojo, a free online educational platform designed to facilitate communication between teachers and families. SELC teachers share classroom activities that students can participate in from home via videos, photos, journal entries, or drawings.
Since March, the children have been watching their teachers read story books, practice fun science experiments, participate in arts and crafts and so much more. The students studied babies, and how we learn and progress as we grow older, and the same can be said for animals. They learn how to survive and react to their habitats, creating nests for their eggs and some hibernate over the winter. There are different themes for each week, sometimes they studied marine life and other days they learned about plants and vegetables.
Through these remote learning projects, the children can continue to meet the fundamental building blocks in their education while we shelter in place. The teachers engage with their students by commenting on the parents’ posts, recording themselves reading stories, assigning art projects, and helping the class to develop critical thinking skills with each activity
If you would like to learn more about the SELC program, contact SELC Director Tammy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-642-8724 for more information.
Photos courtesy of SELC