Denver to supply low-cost little one care to lecturers — and if there’s room, households — throughout begin of distant studying 

Denver lecturers who’re dad and mom could have entry to low-cost little one look after the primary few weeks of college, which will be held remotely due to the coronavirus.

In a letter to employees Friday, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova stated the district’s after-school program, together with some neighborhood organizations, will present little one look after lecturers, principals, custodians, meals service employees, and little one care employees from Aug. 17 to Sept. 4.

Most distant courses are scheduled to start out Aug. 24, however lecturers are anticipated to contact college students the week of Aug. 17 for digital check-ins. Classes will stay on-line by at the very least Sept. 4 — and presumably longer if native well being officers deem it unsafe to reopen campuses.

Providing lecturers with little one care addresses an enormous downside encountered by many dad and mom final spring: easy methods to make money working from home and look after younger youngsters on the identical time. The district didn’t present any little one care when colleges had been closed in March, April, and May.

From Aug. 17 to Sept. 4, little one care shall be offered for 4 hours per day, from Eight a.m. to midday, at about 65 district elementary colleges. It shall be open to youngsters ages 5-12 and value “no more than $10 a day,” Cordova stated, although she famous the price might be greater for lecturers in constitution colleges. Spots shall be restricted to 60 youngsters per website, or about 3,900 youngsters complete.

The care will embody supporting youngsters with their very own distant studying, Cordova stated.

School-based employees can join care beginning Aug. 3. If areas are nonetheless out there on Aug, 8, registration will open to paraprofessionals and specialised service suppliers. If there’s nonetheless room on Aug. 10, registration will open to another Denver Public Schools staff, in addition to any households with youngsters within the district. Registration will shut Aug. 13.

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