Delaware's Center for the Creative Arts offering program for virtual-learning students who have working parents
11 Sep 2020
"I'm a working parent and when I found out that my daughter was going to need to learn virtually to start the year, I thought to myself, 'My goodness, how am I going to handle this with with my own job and her learning?'"
There's one more option for parents who need to return to work but have kids learning virtually from home. Yorklyn's Center for the Creative Arts Executive Director Melissa Paolercio said their own pandemic-adjusted summer program inspired her to utilize those same best practices to create a space where parents could send students whose classrooms haven't reopened yet.
"We came up with this Creative Pod Program so, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., students who are in grades K through 6th can come to our center with their laptops and their regular school curriculum and have a safe place to be able to sit and do their work," Paolercio said on DelAWARE with Peter MacArthur. "We hired a licensed Delaware teacher who sits in the classroom with the students, and the students also get some arts enrichment when there's downtime."