The COVID-19 pandemic kept many of the Cook County Library’s youngest patrons away for over a year, but Briella was one of the first to return, along with her mom, Sarah McRae, and her younger sister Shelby.
Researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted an extensive assessment of the Georgia Pre-K program’s impact on children as they continue through the third grade.
In the early days of the pandemic, there was an assumption that children were not as vulnerable to the coronavirus as adults. Now, the virus is having an impact on more children and youth, and this is affecting their opportunity for in-person learning, which is critical to a child’s ability to thrive.
Our best strategy for supporting literacy in Georgia is to work together, form connections, and engage with one another. So, we need to consider strategies to maintain our social emotional engagement so that we are all “refueled.”