While COVID–19 continues to disrupt life here in Los Angeles, the REALM is committed to keeping our kids, families, and community safe. Now more than ever, helping with your child’s education during this extraordinarily challenging time is our number one priority.
The REALM has decided to hold a In Person Camps to support families and kids who are struggling from the massive ripple effects of COVID-19. Our teachers have our full support in choosing to teach online and/or in person and our number one goal is their safety, health and security. If at any point The REALM believes that the dangers outweigh the benefits of hosting classes in person, we will convert all camps to online experiences.
While we were a little hesitant at first at how well wearing masks and being unable to hug (we realmer’s are a huggie bunch) would work, our first 4 weeks have been INCREDIBLE. Our kids are so resiliant, adaptable and joyful. It has been such a delight to to see them all, even in this limited way. We have adapted to a whole new level of clean throughout the center and are all fond of washing our hands…constantly! We have also created an entirely new layout for The REALM so that each camp group has their own indoor/outdoor space with individual seating, supplies and materials.
For more specific guidlines on the measures that we have taken to support the health and well being of our community, check out The REALM COVID-19 Safety Protocols (It’s a very exciting read 🙂 We are also following best practices as outlined by:
CA STATE: https://covid19.ca.gov/
LA County Health and Human Services: http://publichealth.
Santa Monica Cuty Resources: https://www.santamonica.gov/
Right now, our kids are learning amazing lessons in resilience, fortitude, flexibility and humanity. If they pick up a little math along the way, that is great. 🙂 Stay connected, be calm, embrace the moment.
Check out our Parent Resource on Building Character During Covid-19
Here is an excellent blog NOT about what are kids have lost during COVID, but what they have learned.
If you are able, we ask that you donate to the REALM during these uncertain times. Our teachers are working tirelessly to bring joy, fun and learning to the community while they, themselves are struggling to adjust to the “new normal.”
Your donations go directly towards continuing to cover payroll for our teachers as we push forward through these challenging times. Any donation is greatly appreciated and WILL make a difference!