The brainchild of Portfolio School, Hudson Lab School and Red Bridge School, Learning Pods allow pre-K and elementary school students to receive an in-person experience without stepping foot in the classroom. Rather, a student's home becomes the new site for full-time learning. One educator is paried with a group of three to nine students five days per week (9am–11:45pm for pre-school pods, 9am–2pm for elementary pods). Students will still be enrolled in their traditional schools on a remote basis, but teachers will implement a project-based approach to cirriculum. Pricing varies on length of time and the number of students per pod. To learn more, register for the virtual information session on August 14 at 8am.
At a time when so much is uncertain, parents are turning to new academic experiences, including learning pods. These micro classrooms assemble a handful of children together in a student's home (or virtually) while a professional educator guides them through their curriculum. Essentially, it's school from your own digs, only parents don't need to step in as teachers.
We've provided a guide for NYC families who are considering this option. From supplemental and replacement curriculums, to full-time and part-time offerings, this list will provide insight into education's newest trend. Whether your children are learning in-person, remotely or a combination of both, we wish you a safe start to the new term.
And when you—or your child's educator—need a breather, we'll keep the little ones entertained with daily storytimes, with help from the New York Public Library.