In response to the Ames school district’s move to online and hybrid classes to stem COVID-19, the Iowa State University Child Development Lab School is helping to take the education burden off working families. Highly qualified teachers in the lab school supplement the education of 14 children in kindergarten through third grade, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lab school teachers assist young learners as they dive into their lessons and homework using their school-supplied laptops. While coaching each child to learn at their own pace in a safe and healthy environment, lab school teachers also help fill any learning gaps.
Enrollment in the lab school’s school-age program is full. The program was designed as a temporary measure but organizers are considering whether to accept more children down the road.