June 18, 2020
As we begin the preparations for restarting our in-person classes, we are putting together a series of health protocols to help keep our teaching staff, volunteers, and students safe.
Everyone in the classroom will be required to wear a mask, which brings a new set of challenges for our young learners.
“Being able to see the mouth is critical for early learners” shared Michelle Sullivan, Executive Director. “They need to see the shape our lips make when we speak sounds so they know the shape to make when they are speaking. We have been on the hunt for a creative solution and found a mask that was originally designed for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, which has see-through plastic around the mouth!”
AART is reaching out to our community to see if you may be interested in helping us by either creating the masks (we will provide the pattern) or donating to the materials fund.
You will be helping the littlest members in your community continue their learning in a safe environment!
If you want to CREATE masks, you can visit: https://bit.ly/aartcreatemasks
If you want to DONATE to the mask materials fund, you can visit: https://bit.ly/aartmaskfund