Superintendent Joined Partners to Announce Childcare for 300 K-3 Students at Learning Hubs
On Thursday, Jan. 14, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined Mayor Luke Bronin; Hartford Foundation for Public Giving President Jay Williams; and Director of the Families, Children, Youth and Recreation Department Kim Oliver to announce that the City and the Hartford Foundation are funding a program to provide approximately 300 Hartford families with free childcare at Learning Hubs around Hartford.
The Learning Hubs are safe, in-person environments for students learning remotely. They are operated by community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, Catholic Charities, Community Renewal Team, the YMCA of Greater Hartford, and the YWCA Hartford Region.
To be eligible for participation, a child must:
- be a resident of Hartford
- be enrolled in hybrid or remote kindergarten, first, second, or third grade
- have a parent or caregiver who meets low to moderate income requirements
“Partnership made this opportunity possible for our students, families, and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez. “With the Hartford Remote Learning Hubs, we can provide further support to our families so they can meet the challenge of balancing work and keeping their children engaged in remote learning.”
To learn more about signing up, residents can visit HartfordCT.gov/learninghubs or call the Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation at 860-757-9595 during business hours.
In the News:
The #Hartford Remote Learning Hubs will provide further support to our families so they can meet the challenge of balancing work & keeping their children engaged in remote learning. Partnership made this opportunity possible for our students and families. https://t.co/lcBodrvVu4 pic.twitter.com/NEeCec5FZr
— Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez (@HartfordSuper) January 14, 2021