‘Where are the rest of you?’ With as many as 600,000 students skipping kindergarten during the pandemic, districts plead with parents not to delay

Like many preschool parents last spring, Sara Mauskopf tried to keep her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, interested in Zoom sessions with her classmates. “She didn’t hate it,” said Mauskopf. “Kids will just sit in front of the screen, but they’re not engaging and not getting much out of it.”

With two younger siblings at home, Bryn was happy to get back to her preschool when it reopened in June, Mauskopf said. And when it became clear that schools in their San Francisco Bay Area community wouldn’t reopen in person, Mauskopf chose to put kindergarten off for now.

“I want her to interact with kids her own age,” Mauskopf said, but she added that “this was not money I was planning to spend.” Click here to read more: http://laschoolreport.com/where-are-the-rest-of-you-with-as-many-as-600000-students-skipping-kindergarten-during-the-pandemic-districts-plead-with-parents-not-to-delay/