Independence Learning Lab FAQ

Independence Golf Club has partnered with Little Scholars to create the Independence Learning Lab.  Independence Learning Lab is a drop off academic support program for children in K-8th grade at Independence Golf Club from 9:00am-4:00pm.  The teachers will actively manage your child’s virtual schedule, work to complete assignments, review work for accuracy, and provide academic tutoring as needed and enrichment activities during their screen-free time.

WHO IS LITTLE SCHOLARS? 

By inspiring confidence with our consistent commitment to integrity and innovative spirit for education, Little Scholars provides solutions to families for quality instruction with the social interactions your child needs and craves in a healthy environment. Little Scholars is uniquely positioned to provide quality tutoring, mentoring, and other specialty support services to meet each child’s needs, enrich their lives and put a smile on everyone’s face because they have been doing this since 2006! Because Little Scholars is an educational services firm at the core, they only hire teachers!  To learn more about Little Scholars, click here.

HOW WILL THE INDEPENDENCE LEARNING LAB HELP MY CHILD AND ME?

This program is for families who are looking for support outside of their home with the confidence their child is working with experienced teachers. Little Scholars will play an active role in managing your child’s virtual schedule including check ins with the classroom teacher if desired, work to help your child complete their assignments, review work for accuracy, provide academic tutoring if needed, and create fun enrichment activities for screen-free breaks. You will have the reassurance of knowing that this is taken care of by an experienced teacher. Is there anything better than a little peace of mind right now?!

WHY USE LITTLE SCHOLARS TEACHERS?

Since Little Scholars is an educational services firm, they only hire teachers! This gives parents peace of mind that their child’s work will be done correctly. The teachers will cater to your child’s learning style. Remediation will be done as they are learning and extension activities will be created to keep your child challenged and excited about learning. To learn more about their AMAZING teachers, click here.

WHAT ARE YOUR COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS?

Little Scholars and Independence Golf Club are committed to providing a safe environment for our students and teachers.  We will adhere to policies and procedures in accordance with the CDC guidelines for schools.

Teachers, staff, and students are required to wear a mask.  Students may remove their masks once seated at their desks. Masks will not be provided by Little Scholars or Independence Golf Club.   

We will take each child’s temperature once they enter the building.  Parents should wait until they are given the thumbs up before pulling away.

Parents will be required to keep children with a fever and/or who are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms at home.

Teachers and staff will not be allowed to teach if they have a fever or displaying COVID-19 symptoms. We will provide hand sanitizer that can be used throughout the day for students, staff, and teachers.

We will encourage safe space seating at least six feet apart.

We will limit direct contact with parents as much as possible at drop off and pick up.  Drop off and pick up will be done in a carpool style format so parents will not need to enter the building.

We will keep each child’s belongings separated from others and in different areas.

We will avoid sharing toys, books, and other games or learning aids.

We will ensure that high-touch surfaces are routinely sanitized, and that contact is limited. Additionally, we have a nightly cleaning crew that will be coming in to clean after hours.

If an individual experiences symptoms, they will be immediately separated from all other students, staff members, and teachers and will be sent home. They will be asked to quarantine until they receive test results. All parents will be notified and asked to be aware of any changes in their children.

If a student, staff member, or teacher tests positive for COVID-19, parents will be immediately notified, and children will be sent home. If an individual tests positive, they will be required to quarantine for two weeks and receive two negative tests before returning to the program.

WHAT TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY DOES MY CHILD NEED?

Parents will be responsible for sending in any technology devices that will be needed for the sessions. Parents will provide access to the student information as it pertains to classwork, school log in information, etc. Parents will make sure their child’s technology device is fully charged before the session and will send the power source. Little Scholars or Independence Golf Club will not be responsible for any damage to technology devices. 

WHAT ELSE WILL MY CHILD NEED FOR THE PROGRAM?

Your child will need headphones/earbuds (plus a backup set), mask, backpack with any necessary work to complete their assignments, and information on how to access all needed virtual learning sites including codes on classroom links, how to contact the teacher or necessary technology person for support help. 

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?

$70 a day from 9am- 4pm

Each session is four weeks long and Session One of the program will start on October 26 and run through November 20. Families may choose to sign up for 1- 5 days per week.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

To register, click here.

WHAT WILL INDEPENDENCE GOLF CLUB AND LITTLE SCHOLARS BE PROVIDING?

An awesome and experienced classroom teacher who is excited to work with your child! A safe environment for your child to learn, socialize, and have fun with friends. Miscellaneous items such as scissors, pencils, markers, dry erase boards, paper, stapler, tape, note cards, file folders, etc.  Fun and engaging screen-free activities during breaks, lunch, and downtime. These activities will include outside playtime, manipulatives like Legos and puzzles, games, arts and crafts!

WHAT ARE THE BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS OF MY CHILD?

Little Scholars and Independence Golf Club expect students to observe the rules of the club and teachers, respect his or her fellow students, teachers, and staff. If the actions of a student compromises his or her own safety, or the safety of others, including, without limitation, students or teachers, the parents will be contacted. For on-going and/or serious offenses, Little Scholars may remove the student from the program and a refund will not be issued for a removed student.