NC DHHS: remote learning for NC Pre-K “an option of last resort and used as sparingly as possible”

Sorry, I just need to say it again. I’m amazed that the guidance for NC Pre-K sites is so different from the requirements for K-12 public schools.  Just in case you missed it, here are the goals for state-funded preschool programs:

We know that our children learn best when they have the opportunity to be together with their classmates and teachers. COVID-19 has presented many challenges to the way we work, live, learn and socialize with each other. Our goals seek to provide as much stability and proven in-person instruction as possible as we navigate through the pandemic.

  • All NC Pre-K students receive the benefit of fully in-person instruction to the fullest extent possible.
  • All parents/guardians are offered the option of in-person instruction for the full program year.
  • Recognizing the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning will be available for all NC Pre-K students as an option of last resort and used as sparingly as possible (such as during time-limited school entry periods where schools are in remote learning only, during necessary quarantine periods.)
  • All remote learning offered will meet standard quality measures that support children’s healthy development and engage families in their children’s learning.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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