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Daycares begin full-time programs for distance learners

Posted at 6:35 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 19:40:37-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Thousands of kids heading back to school part time or beginning distance learning programs has parents scrambling to find a way to juggle their kids and work.

Some area daycare centers, like Blondo Childcare and Preschool, are opening up to school aged kids full time.

“We are doing our best to be as accommodating as possible,” Allison Plath, Director of Blondo Childcare and Preschool, said. “Obviously in these times every day is something new or different. We have a classroom that we are setting up for next week for the kids to come in for e-learning.”

They're setting up tables in empty classrooms for school aged children to safely attend classes online.

“We will have a teacher or moderator available to answer questions, help with problems, supplies,” Plath said. “We’ll sit only three to four students at each table with space in between. We will have an area they can do mask breaks. They’ll have their individual water bottles.”

Kids are responsible for bringing their charged-up tablets, assigned school work, and supplies.

“Having the daycare option for some families is really beneficial for them,” Matt Trapp, Assistant Director, Blondo Childcare and Preschool, said. “They have a spot they can do e-learning and have an extra set of eyes on them and assist in anything they might need.”

Their goal is to reduce some stress for parents so they can focus on their own work and know their child is keeping up in school.

Blondo Childcare and Preschool is still enrolling for this fall.