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Brand new experience awaits kindergartners, families during COVID-19

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Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 6:41 AM EDT

With schools going with hybrid plans or fully remote, this year might be disappointing for kindergartners

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The first day of kindergarten is a major milestone for children, going to big kid school for the first time. But this year, it’s not your normal kindergarten experience.

“If we’ve set an expectation for these kids of what it’s going to be like, and it’s going to be exciting, and then to have that letdown that it’s not happening,” counselor Erin Wiley said, “and then to read from all the people around you emotionally that they’re mad or sad or upset or confused and angry, for me that’s going to be the biggest things for these kids to navigate.

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