Last week kicked off with this doozy of an op-ed in the New York Times by Deb Perelman, which has been heralded as a "primal scream" by working parents in the age of COVID-19. It definitely hit home for us. Since then, our social media feeds have been abuzz with questions, articles and reflections from parents, educators and publishers wondering what this fall will be like.
How will we meet these financial, logistical and public health challenges? How can we keep our children emotionally healthy? What about those most in need? What about working families? Will our teachers be safe? What’s the deal with homeschooling?
How can we shelter and hold our children through this uncertainty while looking clear-eyed at a return to school in a month?
As we think through our approach as a support resource for families and as parents ourselves, we're right there with you.
Here are links to some of the most insightful points of view and ideas we've read, watched and listened to lately, which are informing our perspective on what this fall might be like, and what we need to think through to get us there.
How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for School ReOpening, Via EdWeek (video)
Getting Started With Trauma-Informed Practices via Edutopia (video)
What we know so far about kids and COVID-19, via The Atlantic
The Long Lasting Effects of the pandemic on Black families, via The New York Times
Big New Obstacle for Economic Recovery: Childcare Crisis, via The New York Times
How Childcare Disruptions Hurt Parents of Color Most, via Center for American Progress
What’s helping your family work through an approach to fall? Share your links to Hello@homeroom.com and we’ll add them to this list.
By the way...This week we launched free live classes on Homeroom to make sure that all the children in our growing village have access to creative, playful, engaging experiences this summer. Explore and register free here.