Dear Children's School Families and Community:
Learning Bridges is a new program for the 2020-2021 school year to provide families free childcare options for children 3-K through 8th grade on the days that students are in remote learning.
In the coming days, the DOE will broaden access to Learning Bridges programs, so that more families can attend programs, by drawing students from multiple schools to a single Learning Bridges site. In broadening access to Learning Bridges, students will no longer need to attend a matched school to enroll in a program. This additional flexibility will ensure that Learning Bridges seats are available to more schools and as many families as possible. Interested families should complete the Learning Bridges application, which takes less than five minutes; applications are accepted on a rolling basis and if a school is not listed (non-matched), families should leave those fields blank. Offers are made on a weekly basis and new seats and sites will continue to be added throughout the fall.
This decision to open Learning Bridges to additional schools was made in conjunction with the city’s health experts; all Learning Bridges programs will continue to follow rigorous COVID-19 prevention strategies.
For questions, email LearningBridges@schools.nyc.gov.