The COVID-19 Crisis Had a Huge Impact on Early Childhood Education
High schools and colleges these days commonly use distance learning as a routine part of their work to educate their students. But preschools and elementary schools don’t often use these technologies or even have practical ways to do so.
When the COVID-19 virus caused schools to shut down, early childhood teachers and schools were forced to figure out how they were going to keep educating their kids, and for the private schools, how they were going to survive.
Jennifer McCarville runs a wonderful pre-K through 3rd grade school in Helotes, Texas, called Marvelously Made. They were especially hard hit, because they were a no-screen school. So when their school was forced to send all the kids home, they had to figure out how to honor their mission, help their kids, and save the school.
This is an inspiring and lovely story, and is a great example of how dedicated, smart teachers rise to the occasion when their children need them most.
Jennifer McCarville Bio
Jennifer McCarville has spent almost three decades studying early childhood
education and child development and is a steadfast and unapologetic advocate for
childhood. In 2010, Jennifer founded Marvelously Made – the School for Young
Children in Helotes, Texas.
Jennifer and has successfully led two schools through the licensing process in Texas
and another to achieve accreditation through the National Association for the
Education of Young Children.
In April of 2018, Jennifer was chosen by San Antonio Magazine for their Woman in
Business spotlight. Marvelously Made has been featured in the Helotes Highlights
Magazine and has recently been selected as a finalist in early childhood education
for the highly esteemed H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards.
Her work training teachers and educating parents is equipping others to understand
how children learn and what they need to thrive. Known for her genuine respect of
young children and her trust in the God-designed process of growing and learning,
Jennifer is changing the conversation around early education and childhood.