Neither kindergarten nor transitional kindergarten is a requirement in California, and many parents in Kern County this year have opted out. But educators and parents who have opted into distance learning for the youngest students say that so far they’re surprisingly optimistic about how the experience has gone.

Parents worried that distance learning might look like it did last spring, when schools were scrambling to come up with a response to distance learning and settled on homework paper packets and regular check-ins that bore little resemblance to a regular school day.

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