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Childcare, Preschool & Early Childhood Education

Starting School Healthy in a Pandemic

Mask-wearing, check-ups and other important health topics for starting the new school year.

Are Pandemic Pods the School Solution?

Known as pandemic pods, micro schools, learning bubbles and other names, do-it-yourself small groups of learners have rapidly taken off as most Bay Area schools are returning to class online. But the pods have also come under fire. Here's why.

How to Support Your Child This School Year

Our Dear Teacher columnists offer advice on how to make the most of online learning.
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Creating Your At-Home Classroom

Learn more about the role of sensory development in the classroom and find tips for how to set up a classroom at home that helps with online learning challenges.

What's the Plan for Schools Reopening?

Families across the Bay Area have different concerns and needs. This is one reason why schools are struggling with plans to reopen. Here's what we may be seeing.

10 Tips for Distance Learning Success

With the likelihood that many students will have at least some distance learning this school year, parents need to prepare for how to best support their children’s learning at home. Common Sense Media offers the following advice.

Don't Stress About Academics

Panicked about schools being closed for the year? One expert advises that less is more for at-home learning.

7 Steps to Unschooling

Unschooling is a style of home education that allows the student's interests to drive the path of learning. A veteran unschooling mom says that sheltering in place is a good time to give it shot.

At-Home Learning Online

Need help homeschooling? Check out these websites where kids can learn about everything from science, art, writing and more.

Handling Screentime During School Closures

With schools closing throughout the Bay Area and an increasing number of parents working from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, families are sure to be grappling with how to handle screentime. Here's helpful advice.

Coronavirus Impact: Educating the Kids at Home

As the coronavirus continues to spread and schools close or limit hours, Common Sense, a Bay Area-based, nationally-recognized nonprofit offers these suggestions to help you make the most of online educational resources.

Starting Montessori Education Early

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