Safe Schools Reopening: Le Petit Gan International Preschool
As Los Angeles continues to slowly open up, and the negative effects of at-home learning at an all time high, parents now have the decision to send their child to a “real” school- not confined to a laptop. Studies show that the decision to enroll in school should not make parents fearful of the child’s health or safety, but rather reassured that their children are less likely to contract COVID-19 from on-campus preschool and kindergartens.
Safety is our Top Priority
To ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone at Le Petit Gan Preschool, we have set in place proper precautions and protocol throughout our 3 campuses in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills.
Children less likely to contract and spread COVID-19
Last year, we were honored to be featured in LA Times Magazine for our health and safety efforts. LA Times highlighted that children are less likely to contract and spread COVID-19, and that preschools like Le Petit Gan International Preschool are taking the necessary steps to remain open for their students. The Center for Research and Analysis of Migration (CREAM) found no association between closing or opening schools and overall COVID-19 cases. Several meta-analyses, as well as CIDRAP confirm that in contract tracing studies, kids are approximately half as likely to acquire the virus as other household contacts with the same exposure.
Early Childhood Education and Social Skills
According to GreatSchools.org, the most important skill for your child to learn and develop are their social skills. In a school environment, children communicate with classmates and teachers, are encouraged to work as a team, and learn to sit and listen while in a group setting.
At Le Petit Gan International Preschool, we encourage independent learning, empathy, communication, confidence, and teamwork. These qualities are vital to children’s educational and personal development. With exposure to various social scenarios that are not able to be replicated in the home, your child will be less likely to develop behavioral and attention issues down the road, and will set them up for success when transitioning to 1st grade and beyond.
Outdoor Play and Independent Learning
In the age of iPads, tablets, and Zoom learning, children are feeling less motivated to play outside despite Los Angeles daily blue, sunny skies. Interacting with nature, animals, and having plenty of outdoor playtime is what makes Le Petit Gan so unique. We immerse our students in art, gardening, reading, and dance. Not only do we have a large outdoor play area, but our campus is home to our chicken, bunnies, and a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables!
“Schools provide more than just academics to children and adolescents. In addition to reading, writing and math, students learn social and emotional skills, get exercise, and have access to mental health and other support services.”