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Working Indianapolis families and other caregivers struggling to oversee their children’s virtual learning will now have an option for free care. Daytime “learning sites,” intended for students whose school buildings are closed and remote learning is their only-option, are opening next week.

The education reform group The Mind Trust is providing $200,000 to 11 community centers and churches to offer immediate care and oversight of e-learning for an initial 500 school-age children. It’s also hiring “facilitators” to help oversee the students and provide general support. 

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Child care is an essential service for many families, and some providers have been forced to close by the pandemic while others worry about what future demand will look like as businesses begin reopening their doors.

The pressing need for adequate child care access is being amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for essential workers. Now, despite schools being ordered shut until May 1, the state is asking schools to open child care centers to bridge the gap.

Child Care, Gig Economy Worker Relief Still Unresolved

Mar 25, 2020
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Indiana officials say they hope to have help soon for Hoosiers in need of child care and “gig economy” workers.

Child Care Resources Explained

Jan 14, 2020

Information on good child care can be hard to find. A new video is designed to help families with young children navigate the resources.