Endwell preschool highlights challenges with sending younger children back-to-school

first_img“As much as we love this, it doesn’t take away the utility bills or anything else,” described Fetherolf. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Endwell Preschool staff spoke Monday about how reopening schools on the preschool level presents added challenges. At the end of the day for Endwell Preschool, it’s a waiting game for guidelines to drop, parents to decide and call to be made on whether the school will open at all. Teacher of more than 30 years and director at Endwell Preschool, Sue Fetherolf, explains the upcoming school year is a whole different ballgame. The school is also planning on bringing in more cleaners and a new sanitizing machine this year. Changes she explains aren’t cheap. She says the expenses will be “a lot.” An added challenge and unknown right now also stems around if children themselves will have to wear masks at school.center_img While she describes reopening her school as a world of unknowns at this point, she highlights how teaching children aged five or younger poses unique challenges. When it comes to keeping things clean, Fetherolf says possible guidelines include no sharing of toys between children, rather, each child would have their own. “It’s the whole social piece where they can’t play together…and I’m really concerned with what do I do if a child comes in and they’re upset the first few days of school, it’s your nature to comfort them, and I don’t know what that looks like now and it’s pretty scary,” she says. “It’s all new territory, everything we’re doing,” she says. When you couple these add-on’s with questions surrounding enrollment, staff could feel the heat in their wallets.last_img

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