This COVID-19 pandemic brought with it its twin: New Normal. By now, six months into the global crisis, the whole world has slowly adjusted to living with the coronavirus. This comes with the hope that, one day, all nations will be safe healthwise.
Now that the new normal is the only way people can continue on with their lives, many have sought ways to adjust. Some companies were kind enough to let their employees work from home, some workers were given free shuttle service or room & board in the workplace. The others were not so lucky. A large chunk of the percentage of the unemployed can be attributed to the pandemic due to companies and businesses closing down.
So, What Now, SPECS?
How is SPECS Foundation helping the Residential Care kids cope with the times? If we need to quickly describe the development of all aspects in childcare in ResCare, here’s the word: ORGANIC. All things happened naturally, all based on the program and the love and passion of the leaders and staff.
Under the leadership of Program Specialist for Residential Care Ms. Lorie Naranjo, the kids of ResCare, rather than fearsome, are actually excited and ready for the new normal in education. Since June this year, the children started with home school activities prepared by an in-house educator. They went through the lessons from the previous school year that were rudely interrupted by the global crisis.
The Right Approach
According to Teacher Jenie Ross, the in-house educator, her approach is based on the grade level of each child. This proved to be helpful because she teacher was able to see and assess the academic proficiency of each child. With this strategy, she quipped, the children are now confident and excited about the opening of classes on October 5, 2020.