ELLA LAROSE, 9, dances with counselors in the MAUSD Essential Persons’ Childcare program, which imposes strict social distancing policies for kids whose parents, like Ella’s, are deemed essential workers in the effort to thwart coronavirus.
Photo courtesy of MAUSD
Photo courtesy of MAUSD Essential Persons’ Childcare program
BRISTOL — Every day, before they head off to toil on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents in the Mount Abraham Unified School District who’ve been designated “essential workers” drop their children off at Bristol Elementary School. There staff in the district’s Expanded Learning Program deploy a powerful combination of wisdom, talent, heart — and a little 5-Town magic — to keep them safe from the dangers in the broader world.
The program is called MAUSD Essential Persons’ Childcare. It’s free to families and it officially opened on March 23.
Nine-year-old Bristol resident Ella...