Hugs and snack time over video: How Indianapolis preschools go virtual

Preschool teachers in Indianapolis are helping their young students cope with the sudden changes in their learning environment by focusing on activities that nurture their students and reinforce some elements of normalcy and routine. During their virtual school interactions, students participate in show and tell, focus on important lessons that reinforce basic skills and incorporate family members. Offline, the schools are also helping to address families' basic needs by sharing food resources.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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