(NBC News) - When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to move classes online it was bad news for students, and parents like Kate McCullough.
"The spring was was really hard, my 6-year-old especially," McCullough says.
Now parents of students who want to interact with teachers and other students may want to think small.
"Microschools" are becoming much more popular.
A microschool is usually made up of two to eight children.
Students can learn, while parents can get a break.
"Especially working parents are in a position they have never been in before; where they need support especially when it comes to the preschool age or early elementary age," says Shauna Casey, founder of Weekdays Microschools.
Lauren Soto set up a microschool for her children and those of her employees.
"We were looking for a provider who had some education background, in education, who could help a pretty wide range of kids, and work through their digital learning," she says.
Microschools have already helped Kate McCullough.
"Everything at home changed," she says.
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