Garner Holt Education through Imagination is committed to serving our community through innovative distance learning programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Our Creative Learning Lab will support children as they navigate remote learning while also providing positive social/emotional experiences and STEAM enrichment activities in a safe, socially distanced environment that complies with all current and ongoing COVID 19 health guidelines and regulations.
from the Redlands Daily Facts – by Jennifer Iyer
Education through Imagination is proud to offer enrollment for students in grades K-12 in a high-quality distance learning support program. The Creative Learning Lab is staffed by state-certified teachers, counselors, and administrators with over 20 years of experience working with students of all ages.
The Creative Learning Lab offers families safe and secure childcare, instructional support with distance learning, and a variety of STEAM enrichment activities for an engaging, well-rounded learning experience.
Skilled, experienced and state-certified educators support distance learning and facilitate online technology.
3D Design and 3D Printing
2D Design and Laser Cutting
Hands-on Learning Approaches
Daily Physical Activities
Masks are required for students & staff
Students work within their own individualized, socially distanced learning stations.
No shared items or food
Frequent hand washing/sanitizing
Temperature checks upon arrival
On-site Health Professional
Garner Holt Education through Imagination is excited to introduce the Creative Learning Lab, a one-of-a-kind learning experience designed to enrich and enhance the virtual school day for students in our community. Housed in our state-of-the-art educational facility of over 16,000 square feet, we are fully equipped to provide transformational learning experiences for students. Students will have access to exceptional opportunities and resources to discover their passions, embrace curiosity, explore careers, and develop hands-on skills that will propel them into the future. The Creative Learning Lab will be fully staffed with credentialed educators and experienced instructors to not only support students with remote learning, but to offer students opportunities to engage in unique learning activities such as programming animatronics, 3d modeling, or even solving problems of the future in the fields of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence!
- To relieve parents of the responsibilities of meeting their child’s distance learning requirements issued by their school.
- Safe, socially distanced, and individualized learning stations that comply with all current and ongoing COVID 19 health guidelines and regulations.
- Access to a fully equipped makerspace and learning materials that support a strong foundation in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) education.
- Research-based strategies for promoting positive social/emotional experiences.
- State-certified educators, counselor, and health professional on site for a comprehensive and well-rounded system of educational support for each student, including younger age students.
- Small student to teacher ratio, with experienced educators who are experts at designing customized learning experiences for multi-age groups of students.
What types of COVID-19 pre-screening procedures are in place?
All students and staff will have their temperatures taken each morning with a non-contact thermometer before entering the building. In addition, a verbal screening of COVID 19 related symptoms will occur each morning with all students and staff as well. Those students or staff with temperatures at or above 100.4 degrees, or those exhibiting Covid 19 related symptoms, will not be permitted inside the building.
What are the procedures for those who present symptoms of COVID-19?
All students and staff members with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be admitted. All students and staff members are to remain home if they are showing symptoms related to COVID-19. Parents will be contacted immediately if their child presents symptoms. Any students presenting COVID 19 related symptoms will be placed in an isolation room with a certified health professional until parents can pick them up. Any surface that came into contact with that student will be swiftly disinfected. Student will not be allowed back with symptoms and will be monitored closely for symptoms for 10 days upon return. Parents of other students who were within 6 feet distance of a student presenting symptoms for a 15 minute period will also be contacted to be made aware of the situation, and asked to monitor for symptoms for 10 days.
What are the daily sanitation and precautionary procedures?
All students and staff will be required to wear a face covering upon entry to the facility and during all transitions (in hallways, pathways, restrooms, etc.). Staff members will wear a face covering at all times when interacting with and supervising students. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available throughout the building. All students and staff members will be expected to sanitize their hands upon entry into the learning space and as needed. Students are encouraged to bring their own bottle of hand sanitizer. Clearly labeled pathway traffic patterns and floor markings will be placed in high-traffic areas. Students will be expected to maintain appropriate social distance from one another. Student learning stations will be sanitized 5 times daily. The number of students in the restroom at one time will be limited. Hand sanitizing solutions are kid-safe and EPA-approved.
What does the daily schedule look like for my child?
We customize each child’s schedule based on the needs of their virtual classroom and their learning interests.
Please see a sample schedule below:
7:00 Arrival, temperature check, report to Learning Station
7:15 STEAM Enrichment
8:00 Synchronous Distance Learning
9:00 Snack and Physical Activity/SEL Support
9:25 Synchronous Distance Learning
10:30 Asynchronous Independent Work
11:30 Lunch and STEAM Enrichment
12:30 Synchronous Distance Learning
1:30 Asynchronous Independent Work
3:00 STEAM Enrichment
3:30 Snack and Physical Activity/SEL Support
4:00 STEAM Enrichment
*Synchronous (Live with Teacher Online), Asynchronous (Independent Work directed by Teacher)
Are lunches and snacks included?
Lunches, snacks, and water must be pre-packed and brought to the Creative Learning Lab each day. For safety reasons there is no access to microwaves or refrigerators. Food may not be shared or distributed. Please refrain from sending any foods with nuts for those with airborne allergies. Food deliveries will not be accepted at the building. Lunch bags will be kept within each child’s assigned workstation, and snack and lunch breaks will occur within their work stations as well. Education through Imagination staff will utilize non-latex safety gloves if a child needs assistance with their lunch or snack. Parents are encouraged to pack lunches and snack in such a way that children can open everything themselves.
What equipment does my child need to bring with them?
Students must bring a laptop or chrome book, headphones with built-in microphone, charging cable, pad of paper, pencils, and any other school supplies they’ll need for their assignments and online education through their school. Students may also bring pillow, blanket, or other small items to make their learning spaces more comfortable. Each station has a desk, access to electrical outlets, plus room for the child to stretch out or sit/lie on the floor on their assigned mats as desired.
Do you have discounts available for siblings?
In order for us to maintain the highest level of safety, we allow only a limited number of students to enroll. In order to sustain high standards of STEAM enrichment and supervision, we are unable to extend any sibling discounts.
How do I withdraw from the program once enrolled?
Families may withdraw at any time but we kindly ask you to give 2 weeks written notice before the next payment cycle. We provide credit for weeks not used that can be used toward other camps, classes, or products. There will be no refunds issued.
How will drop off and pick-up work?
Custom schedules will be created for each student, including staggered drop off and pick-up times to promote adequate social distancing. All Creative Learning Lab drop-offs and pick-ups will occur at the rear reception area of the Garner Holt Education Through Imagination building located at 1220 Research Drive, Redlands, CA 92374.
What if my child is absent due to illness?
If a child or household family member becomes ill with Covid-19, they will need to provide a negative COVID test upon returning to the Creative Learning Lab. A credit will be applied to the next payment cycle for any days missed due to illness.