For many single parents, figuring out how to get their children to school on time, while coordinating extracurricular and work schedules can be incredibly challenging. Then, at the end of the day, there’s often no time left to spend together.
Narelle Daley is a single mother working non-traditional hours. “I wanted to do something that was a little bit more flexible,” explained Ms. Daley. “Flexible for me, flexible for them, and I still wanted them to have that connection with other students.”
While Ms. Daley initially worried about how she would balance her role as a parent and Learning Coach, she quickly realized one of the benefits of virtual learning for her family is how much easier it is to meet her children’s education needs.
No matter how your family is structured—single parent, aging grandparents caring for children, blended family, or parents with disabilities—online schooling supports non-traditional family structures, ensuring your learner's needs are met alongside your family's needs.
Ms. Daley highlighted how she still wanted her children to connect with other students. A common concern relating to virtual learning is if learners will be able to meet their social needs. Through Connections Academy®, students engage with other children around their age, even connecting with learners who aren’t located in the same town, allowing them to build lasting friendships.
Learn more about Parent Perspectives on Online School Socialization.