St. Vincent de Paul Preschool has had to dissolve its program and lay off teachers, but have managed to stay connected in new ways. Teachers have been making videos of themselves reading books aloud and providing tips like how to wash hands. Spanish lessons, prayers, and meetings have been moved to Zoom so students can interact in real time.
In addition, one preschool teacher kept the spring growth project for the 4-and-5-year-old Viking class going even though it was interrupted by the closure of the school. Despite her job loss, she took it upon herself to keep the seedlings growing and then after a few weeks of growth, delivered them to each of her 23 students. Here are photos of the children with their growing sunflowers.