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The Effects of COVID-19 on Young Learners

December 10, 2020

This school year started off with a bit of uncertainty for everyone. Many schools were and still are closed for in-person instruction. In a recent USA Today article, experts agreed that the COVID-19 pandemic means more preschool-aged children will not be ready for kindergarten.

Why? Many parents report that their children no longer want to share, struggle to follow a routine, and get distracted easily. Many feel as though their children are falling behind, either academically or socially, while students who were already struggling are falling even more behind, further widening the learning gap.

Many children do not have the proper tools to succeed in a virtual learning environment. While schools across our nation attempt this challenging virtual learning endeavor, the growing socio-emotional and academic needs of so many children remain unmet, especially among young learners.

Families are pursuing private school options now more than ever before, and understanding that education is one of the most important investments they can make in their child’s future.

Columbia Academy continues to offer in-person learning for students in preschool through grade 8 while following all guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and local health department. All staff receive intensive training on safety protocols and procedures, and are diligently working to ensure the continued health and safety of students and staff. In addition, no outside visitors enter the school buildings in order to minimize the risk of illnesses.

Feedback from parents has been consistent and clear—not only are our students excelling academically, they are also thriving socially and emotionally. Our students interact with peers, go outside for recess, and experience a sense of normalcy during these uncertain times.

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we are so grateful for your continued support!

Contact our Admissions team today for questions about enrollment at 410-312-5233.