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Supported Kinder Learning

Meeting the learning needs at a young age is what sets them up for success, finding a way to make sure of this remotely is the tricky part.

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Tell us about your idea

Being a nanny/babysitter I see the effects of young students not getting proper teaching at a young age, whether that be from their teachers or their parents. I believe that how a child is being taught before and during kindergarten is some of the most important steps towards their education. This is when a child is most curious, adopts many character traits, and is shaping their brains to learn and retain information. They are simply learning how to learn. Working remotely may not be ideal for all kids this age. Either setting up smaller condensed video calls (for more concentration on the individual) or some how creating a learning environment that is properly spaced and following precautions for young learners would be best. We need to invest in the minds of young students.  

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Large classroom settings that do not meet a students learning pace. As I said before, young children are learning how to learn at a young age and if their classroom setting is constantly distracting or too fast or slow paced they may develop improper learning habits are be behind the learning curve. I believe that classroom settings should be more convinced and intentionally focused on the students in earlier years of learning.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I went to a private school for kindergarten and first grade along with my brother, with moving around my younger sister went to public school those years. Being in private school allowed me to have closer attention in a smaller setting, helping my transition to public school and having a better focus and being ahead of the learning curve while my sister was being more babysat with less educational assistance allowing us to see a difference in performance. I also babysit many families and see this similar trend in different house holds.

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

Round Rock, Tx.

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Hello! Thank you for contributing to this challenge. I appreciate you highlighting your observations as a babysitter; a unique and useful perspective!