As with all Schools for Children programs and schools, the health and safety of WBExL students, parents and staff are of the utmost importance. Therefore, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our program will reopen on May 4, 2020.
As its name implies, Winn Brook Extended Learning expands the knowledge that its students acquire during the school day. During this time of physical distancing, the program is encouraging families to use internet resources to practice skills that the students began to develop in WBExL clubs and activities.
For example, there are free language-learning websites and platforms, like Duolingo, that can help children continue to build on skills learned in the Spanish program or Chinese club. Online cooking videos specifically for children are fun for the entire family. Parents can also ask their child to teach the family some of the games that WBExL students have learned, as another way to enjoy their time together.
The health and safety of our students, staff, parents and families are of the utmost importance. As the response to COVID-19 at the national, state and local levels continues to unfold, we will keep you updated on the work our schools and programs are doing to help students continue to develop academically, socially and emotionally during the days ahead.
For ideas on how to talk to your student about COVID-19, visit our sister website: Schools for Children.