All learners develop at their own pace and in their own way. Taking a first step, smiling for the first time, or waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move. When children do not meet average milestones at or near the age they are expected to […]
Pandemic Pods, Micro-Schools, and Learning Pods – What Are They and How Can TES Help?
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, school reopening plans still remain up in the air. One way to help alleviate some of this uncertainty has come in the form of learning pods.
What Is a Learning Pod?
Learning pods, micro-schools, or pandemic pods are forming across the United States as a way to alleviate the pressure on parents for the upcoming Fall school semester. Small groups of children are clustered together and taught by one person. It is basically a small, one-room classroom of same or mixed aged children. Families are banding together to hire specialists to help their children with their remote learning material. This type of pod education will help the families by allowing parents and caregivers to attend to their jobs and other commitments while adhering to the local requirements for minimizing risk of exposure.
How TES Pandemic Pods can Help!
Total Education Solutions (TES) can help your child’s general and special education needs by forming Education Clusters, nano-schools, or pods, existing of 4 – 6 children in your area. TES employees will keep your children safe by adhering to strict safety guidelines while making learning fun and exciting. We help with non-traditional learning while providing quality education, meeting all protocols established by your school district.
TES will work with the curriculum assigned to your child to ensure they maximize their learning opportunities and understand the concepts given to them. We also believe that learning can be fun and requires more than just sticking to the curriculum! Our specialists integrate social interaction throughout the session to help the students get the most out of being in a pod.
We offer group rates as well as individual rates to fit all incomes and our specialists are available online, in home, or our blended approach where we combine the convenience of online learning with the traditional in-person method of instruction.
Things to consider with Learning Pods:
- Duration and schedule
- Expertise and credentials of teachers
- Cost of the program
- Safety measures
- Professional liability insurance
Benefits of partnering with TES:
- We have been in the business of education for nearly 25 years!
- Flexible scheduling
- Qualified staff with extensive background checks
- Extensive safety training on Covid-19
- We carry professional liability insurance
- Payment to our agency covers all costs (salaries, taxes, insurance, benefits, etc.)
- Quality assurance checks by supervisors
- If you don’t have your own pod, we can match you with one
We also offer customized online supplemental enrichment programs such as:
- Cooking classes
- Art classes
- Movement and Strength (yoga, fitness, dance, etc.)
- Social Skills classes
- Clubs: Book, Drama, Music, Gaming, and many more
- Virtual field trips
Pod-Up with TES!