How Parents Can Prep for the 2020 School Year

Back-to-school season is a familiar time for parents, but it’s going to feel a bit different in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think of school. Depending on where you’re located, your school year could be partially or even completely digital. How do parents — and kids — cope with the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming year? These resources can help. Staying Healthy Help your kids stay healthy coming into and throughout the 2020 school year. Securing Childcare Kids at home some or all of the week? Here’s how to keep them safe.
  • If you’re able, try to work from home during their at-home days.
  • If you hire a babysitter, talk with them about safety procedures at your home.
  • Responsible children may be able to stay home alone; just check state and local laws to make sure they’re old enough.
Flexible Learning Digital learning isn’t easy for most kids — here’s what to do if your little one is struggling.   Ultimately, the best thing you and your children can do is keep an open mind and follow your gut. If something feels unsafe, you have the right to speak out. If digital learning isn’t working, you have the right to seek help. Eventually, we’ll be past this pandemic — but in the meantime, finding ways to balance safety and learning is vital.   Photo Credit: Reshot