As Naperville area families consider how best to navigate the logistics of online schooling and the changes in fall sports, the Naperville Park District is offering two types of in-person opportunities for youth this fall: an E-Learning Experience for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and several modified fall sports programs, all of which adhere to the new COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state.
The park district’s new E-Learning Experience was developed to provide a friendly and familiar place for children to engage in their school’s remote learning program with some opportunities for fun, supervised recreation breaks.
The program is available for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, following Naperville Unit District 203 and Indian Prairie Unit District 204 calendars, with a variable drop-off and pickup time depending on location.
“The park district recognizes that starting the academic year with remote learning presents challenges for some families in our community,” said Brad Wilson, director of recreation and facilities. “As a park district, we have experience running successful day camp programs and are happy to use that experience to offer an in-person program to support families.”
Participants will be placed in pods of 10 students or fewer to minimize participant contact and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Staff will assist students navigate e-learning schedules and help them stay on task while working through assignments; however, tutoring and homework help is not part of this program.
Additionally, as schedules allow, staff will coordinate recreational activities, including games and crafts, to provide important breaks and get kids up and moving throughout the day.
Picture Source: Courtesy of Naperville Park District