NYC Providing Free Child Care for Working Parents As Children Learn Remotely

Sep 8, 2020

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New York City is providing free childcare for some working parents who need help with their child doing remote learning.

Starting Sept. 21 there will be seats for 30,000 children, preschool to eighth grade, and that number will grow to 100,000 over the next few months.

Susan Haskell is the deputy commissioner for youth services. “We know that working parents will need a helping hand," she said. "So Learning Bridges will provide support by offering free childcare on remote learning days for families whose children are enrolled in blended learning.”

She said there will be remote learning support as well as physical fitness, recreation and meals. Mayor Bill de Blasio said it will be highly prioritized for parents with the greatest need.