Alexandria is offering new child care options for families of young children who will be learning virtually this fall. They aim to provide kids in kindergarten through fifth grade with a safe place to go during school hours, access their online learning platforms, and supervise after-school activities.
According to wtop.com, “Free school day and after-school programs are available exclusively for students who attend one of the city’s Title 1 elementary schools, which serve many low-income families. Those include John Adams, Ferdinand T. Day, Cora Kelly, James K. Polk, Jefferson-Houston, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay. Parents of students who attend other city elementary schools can apply to take part in a separate full-day program. It will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mount Vernon and Patrick Henry Recreation Centers. Classes will be limited to 10 children each.”
As per wtop.com, “The fee for that program is $460, but it drops to $228 if your child gets free or reduced pricing on school meals, $190 if you receive SNAP benefits and $114 if you’re a recipient to benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. To take part, parents must fill out a form on the City of Alexandria’s website by Sept. 4 to determine if their eligibility. Applicants will be contacted Sept. 8-9. Eligible families will be able to finish registering by Sept. 11. If there is space remaining, more families will be allowed to register.”