Emily Levitt Featured in The New York Times and Positioned as a Thought Leader on COVID-19's Effect on Children's Education

by Sylvan Learning | Jul 30, 2020

Emily Levitt, Sylvan's VP of Education, was recently featured in The New York Times' article, Worried Your Kid Is Falling Behind? You’re Not Alone, by Holly Burns.

The article delves into the widespread concern many parents are feeling about continued online learning. After months of online learning in spring 2020, many schools are beginning the 2020-2021 school year online as well, leaving parents to wonder, "Will my child ever catch up?" The piece talks to a number of experts about how children CAN be successful in this new learning climate.

In the article, Emily is featured, saying, "But don’t stress over hard-hitting academics for the pre-K set ... 'Do work sheets, sure, but don't do them all day,' she said. Instead, weave in playful learning activities, like 'baking sheets filled with lentils to give kids a multi-sensory way to trace shapes and numbers,' she said. 'Or add letters to a Twister board, so you're saying, 'OK, left foot to C, right foot to O.' 

When preschoolers do get back to the classroom, said Levitt, 'they’re at the age where they'll likely bounce back very quickly.'"

Read the full article and get all the great tips on The New York Times' website.