Education in a Post-COVID World

10/01/2022

Education in a Post-COVID world will never be the same.  We cannot return to the world from before.  It is gone!  And while change is never easy, it is sometimes necessary.  As such, Little Human Scholars preschool, playschool, kindie, and daycare, located in Petaling Jaya, is adopting some new practices.

Decisions made today in the context of COVID-19 will have long-term consequences for the futures of education.  Policymakers, educators and communities must make high stakes choices today—these decisions should be guided by shared principles and visions of desirable collective futures.  

COVID-19 has revealed vulnerabilities; it has also surfaced extraordinary human resourcefulness and potential.  This is a time for pragmatism and quick action, but it is also a moment when more than ever we cannot abandon scientific evidence. Nor can we operate without principles. Choices must be based on a humanistic vision of education and development, while being conscious of the basic needs and rights of humans.

Education in a Post-COVID World

As a parent, you may have noticed that distance learning may not have given your child the quality of education that you wanted.  And with many unknowns on the horizon, especially with the new Omicron variant (and possibly others lying in wait) we may be looking at a blended educational model:  one that is partially online and partially in-person. 

Because we are determined to give all of our students the education they need and deserve, we met, brainstormed, and came up with some new decrees in order to keep providing our students the very best in care and education. 

LHS’ New Educational Decrees

1. Commit to strengthen education as a common good.

In education as in health, we are safe when everybody is safe; we flourish when everybody flourishes.  While strengthening our educational model, we have been and will continue to put the health and well-being of our students and staff first.  After all, it can be very difficult to learn when one is unwell.

2. Staying connected while making access to knowledge and information easier for students.

Humans are social creatures, which makes social distancing difficult (especially for younger students).  And while we’ve adopted and enforce the policy of staying home (whether a student or teacher is exhibiting COVID symptoms or not), we are currently thinking of ways to help continuing to educate those who are not available for the classroom.

3. Valuing the teaching profession and teacher collaboration.

There has been remarkable innovation in the responses of educators to the COVID-19 crisis. We will continue to encourage conditions that give frontline educators autonomy and flexibility to act collaboratively. We are currently brainstorming ways to uphold and honor this changing educational paradigm.

4. Protect the social spaces provided by schools as we transform the way we provide education. 

The school as a physical space is indispensable.  Traditional classroom organization must be a safe environment for students to learn. An unhealthy or unsanitised classroom does not provide a quality learning environment.  Prior to COVID-19, all the staff and teachers tirelessly sanitised their entire classroom and all of the toys/educational materials.  We have committed to continue to do this, as well as take other measures to ensure we are providing the best possible learning environment for our students.

5. Protect domestic and international financing of public education.

The pandemic has the power to undermine several decades of advances.  National governments, international organizations, and all education and development partners must recognize the need to strengthen public health and social services but simultaneously mobilize around the protection of public education and its financing. Our students are the future.  Yes, it is important to keep them healthy, but not at the expense of quality education.

In summary, Little Human Scholars, a preschool, playschool, kindie and daycare centre located in Petaling Jaya, is taking new shape as we evolve with the times.  In many ways, COVID has been a blessing as much as it has been a curse.  It has provided us opportunities to better care for and nurture our students, while simultaneously showing us where our focus needs to be!  Thank you for standing strong with us!

About Little Human Scholars Preschool, Playschool, Kindie and Daycare in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app that provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

Cheers,

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