Wide Open School began as a way to meet the change in learning needs of students, teachers, and families due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their work represents the collective action of more than 75 content partners and supporters.
The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role that teachers play in students' lives. It has also made the connection between schools and families more essential than ever. They've continued to improve the site so parents, caregivers, and teachers can find the advice and support they seek about distance and hybrid learning and so students in preschool through grade 12 can easily find engaging learning activities.
"PBS KIDS for Parents has put together resources to help families find their "new normal" for these challenging times.You'll find ideas on how kids can continue to learn at home through play and in everyday routines, different ways to offer comfort, and how to care for yourself, too. New school routines, social distancing, and working remotely or working less is a lot to navigate".