On Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, our Preschool Program regathered for in-person programming!
In March of 2020, the Preschool Program at Hope Academy for Kids closed with the rest of our academic programming because of COVID-19. When academic programming began in September of 2020, there was not enough staff or volunteers to begin the Preschool Program at that time.
Now, with the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, this essential program has returned to HAFK.
“High-quality preschool and Head Start programs have shown long-term benefits with higher graduation rates, lower incarceration rates, and higher earnings… While all children benefit from preschool, the most gains are often shown by poor and disadvantaged kids.”Betty Marquez Rosales, Many parents fill in gaps for preschoolers unable to go to in-person programs, edsource.org
At a time when 94% of parents are concerned about the learning loss their children may have experienced because of COVID-19 and its impact on education, and recent studies show that preschoolers will have lost between 5-9 months of crucial learning time, we are beyond ecstatic to open our doors to our littlest learners once again.