Though there will always be a need for brick-and-mortar schools, the future of education must include hybrid and virtual education options for students that do not have access to safe and healthy classrooms. Fortunately, that may improve access to early education for thousands of students in impoverished communities like Immokalee.
In a few, short months, Pathways’ virtual pre-kindergarten staff has documented social, emotional and academic improvements for our pilot students. As integrated classroom time features virtual and in-person students and focused small-group time, this next generation of students are building friendships and preparing for a lifetime of learning.
– Beth Hatch, Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee