Supporting your child with virtual learning at home while juggling your own responsibilities and demands is challenging and at times frustrating.
Follow these tips to create an environment that is conducive to learning and is relatively stress-free for your child and you.
- Designate a space in the home for learning. In order to get the most out of your child’s at-home learning experience, find a spot for your child that is quiet and free from distractions. While participating in Zoom classes, the area should be clear of clutter so that your child and your child’s classmates are not distracted by your child’s surroundings.
- Practice “Zooming” with your child so they have an understanding of how to use this video-conferencing platform.
- Create a daily schedule for your child. In addition to the schedule provided by Center School teachers for instruction, create a schedule for your child to complete daily tasks, such as making their bed, helping with dinner, and taking out the trash.
Monitor Your Child
- Make sure your child has logged into the right class at the right time.
- Check in with your child frequently throughout the day. Younger children will need more support than older children. Ensure that your child is focused and attending classes.
- Monitor your child’s homework completion and submission.
Use the Nighttime to Your Advantage
- Support your child with gathering and organizing their work and materials the night before class. When class begins in the morning, your child will be ready to begin their day without the stress of having to find their materials.
- Keep a regular sleep schedule for your child. Although your child is at home, this is not vacation. Your child should be waking up and going to bed at a consistent time so they are refreshed and ready for class each day. You and your child will be happier for it!
Most importantly, reach out to us if you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. We are here to help!