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Phase 2 Expanded Reopening of Hopkins House Preschool Academy Announced

June 29, 2020 12:02 PM


On July 6, Hopkins House enters Phase 2 of the expanded reopening of its Preschool Academy. The Phase 2 plan was announced during a Virtual Town Hall Meeting held with Hopkins House leaders and Preschool Academy parents on June 25.

The plan lays out a two-pronged strategy: Safe on-campus preschool for the children of COVID-19 Essential Workers and parents returning to their workplaces; and, virtual instructional support for parents who are keeping their children at home for the foreseeable future.

A sign of increasing confidence among parents about the effectiveness of the safety and health protocols in place at the Hopkins House Preschool Academy is that nearly a third of students have returned to campus.

A major concern at Hopkins House is that students kept at home due to stay-at-home orders and worries about COVID-19 infection, will lose out on learning the skills they will need for success in kindergarten. While there have been no coronavirus infections among students over the past ten weeks since the Preschool Academy reopened in late April, included in the Phase 2 plan is a strategy to support homebased learning.

"The early years of a child's life are the most important learning years, and we need to do what we can to continue that learning while our Hopkins House Preschool Academy Young Scholars are at home", explained Hopkins House President and CEO, J. Glenn Hopkins.

The plan also describes the enhanced health and safety protocols in place at the Academy, arrangements for mothers nursing their babies on campus, and discussion of ways to allow safe access for students to outdoor playgrounds and public parks.
A PowerPoint presentation of the Phase 2 plan is available by clicking here: PHASE 2.