Updated: Aug 19, 2020
We've all been anxiously waiting to find out what the school districts would decide for the 2020-21 school year. Many schools have decided to start virtually or with Non Traditional Instruction and many have also decided to push back start dates as well. Which makes things challenging for many families. This list of resources, child care and camps will be continually updated as more information and more options becomes available:
Camps and Childcare
The Kentucky Science Center
The Kentucky Science Center is offering School's Out Camp for ages 4 and up Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. The Kentucky Science Center has continued to provide a healthy and safe environment for all campers and families; with wellness screenings, social distancing measures, limited class sizes, disinfection and sanitation protocols for the staff and facility. At this time The Kentucky Science Center is offering week long camps until August 7th and day camps starting August 10th. NTI camp will be announced soon. For more information about Kentucky Science Center camp options or to register your child please visit this link: KyScienceCenter.org
Hwang's Martial Arts
With both JCPS and Oldham county now offering NTI and E-learning, let Hwangs Martial Arts provide a lending hand. We are proud to announce that Hwangs Martial Arts will be offering a safe and reliable option that will both allow your children to progress and learn the necessary school material while at the same time providing all day camp, physical activity and fun. Our all day school camp will provide supervised eLearning, physical activities, and child care. With drop off available as early as 7:30am and pick up as late as 6pm, this will allow parents to focus on work without worrying about interruptions! Spots are limited at our 3 locations and filling up fast.
With 3 convenient locations in Louisville
2931 S. Hurstbourne Parkway in Jtown by Cattleman's Steakhouse 499.7787
2813 N. Hurstbourne Parkway right off of Hurstbourne pkwy and Westport Rd 412.7755
7321 Preston Highway in Okolona near Rooster's 966.5222
Kentucky Gymnastics Academy
Kentucky Gymnastics Academy is offering 1/2 day and full day NTI work sessions for Kindergarten through 12th grade. You can choose anywhere from 1 day a week up to 5 days a week. The half day program runs from 8am-12pm, the full day program runs from 8am-2:30 pm with the additional option to stay and play. For more information or to register your child please call (502) 254-1919 or visit kga.com
Frazier History Museum
Frazier History Museum is offering a program called NTI from the Frazier. They have put together a safe, socially-distanced NTI experience that will run from August 31st through October 2nd for grades 2-9. The Frazier will be providing daily care in a sanitary, professionally staffed environment from 9am-4pm during the week for small groups of students. Frazier educators will be on hand to help answer questions, assist with technology, make sure that each student has a successful NTI experience and most of all facilitate fun in a familiar environments with breaks and end of day activities in the galleries. Students must bring their own laptop or other devide, earphones, school supplies and lunch.
For more information or to register your child please visit FrazierMuseum.org
Jewish Community Center
The Jewish Community Center is a trusted place for families by providing summer camps for 100 years. Currently The Jewish Community Center is hosting both traditional and specialty summer camps that will end on August 7th with the following 2 weeks as post camp. Post camp registration is listed on their website. For this school year The Jewish Community center is providing Camp J 365 as an NTI program. Students will bring their own device and The J will accommodate any NTI program and schedule needs as well as host activities and subjects such as art, drama, music, swim lessons and physical education (all included). Camp J 365 will be available for kids K-5th grade and availability for 6-8th grade. The J utilizes healthy at work/ healthy at camp guidelines as well as frequent sanitation. Details about the Camp J 365 program and registration coming soon.
The J will also be available for tutoring services for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade at an hourly rate.
Please visit JewishLouisville.org for more information.
All About Kids
Please visit the All About Kids website for more information or to get your child(ren) registered.
Camp-A-Bunga is being offered at the Blankenbaker Parkway location in Louisville. Details for the Crestwood location in Oldham County are still in the works. Stay Tuned for details!
Dance Unlimited in Mt. Washington is hosting a day camp for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm for more information or to register your child please visit this link
Introducing The Forest Learning Lab! At the Forest Learning Lab, non-traditional instruction meets the non-traditional classroom of Beckley Creek Park and its forests, meadows, and aquatic habitats! Led by Parklands Interpretive Rangers - all of whom are trained educators and scientists - the Forest Learning Lab offers students a structured day of non-traditional instruction, homework help, and outdoor exploration time. Classes are held almost entirely outdoors each day to provide a safe, engaging environment for your child to thrive during NTI. To best accommodate educational needs, Forest Learning Lab groups are limited to 1st-3rd grade students and 4th-6th grade students. Forest Learning Lab sessions are offered weekly from August 25 through October 16. To make NTI as flexible as possible, parents can enroll kids in a full week or select single days that best fit their schedule. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, extra safety procedures will be in place and group size is extremely limited. DATES: August 25-28* August 31 - September 4 September 8-11* September 14-18 September 21-25 September 28 - October 2 October 5-9 October 12-16 PRICING: $285/week for Parklands Members and $300/week for non-members OR $60/day for Parklands Members and $65/day for non-members. *Weekly cost of sessions August 25-28 and September 8-11 is prorated for shortened week: $225/week for Parklands Members; $240/week for non-members. Drop-off is from 8-8:30 a.m. and pick-up is from 3:30 - 4 p.m. Each day, participants will need to bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, mask, headphones and learning device (tablet, laptop or smartphone). We know things can change fast during this pandemic, so we are offering a no-risk enrollment policy. If Forest Learning Lab is delayed or cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Group size is extremely limited, so we encourage you to sign up today!
Pandemic Pods, Nanny Share, Community Programs
Nanny Pair, a local nanny agency is offering a School Nanny (childcare + teacher) and School Share (School Nanny + Nanny Share) for families that are looking for help with NTI this school year. Both plans offer a customized plan outlining a typical school day for kiddos and typically begins at 9am and ends at 3pm. (6 hours per day) Monday - Friday with the ability to add hours before and after "school" if needed at a predetermined hourly rate.
Important Note: If you have another family (or more!) who would like to join your family for a School Share then Nanny costs would be significantly discounted. The more families (up to 5 kiddos) equate a bigger savings!
Hours: 9am-3:00pm 30 hours a week
Days: Monday - Friday
Length: school year (9 months)
Nanny Rate: starting at $600/week
Agency Fee: $30/week
*Discount available for those who pay in full
Community Study Center in PeeWee Valley
School Space is the solution to distractions at home. You can rent a classroom this fall at School Space in Middletown.
We have three classrooms available to rent. Each classroom will be available to rent in 4-hour time blocks.
√ Morning session: 8a-12p
√ Afternoon session: 1p-5p
√ Evening session: 6p-10p
$50 rental fee per session. This is solely a rental space. The renter is repsonsible for providing his/her instructor & supplies. The classrooms are adjoined by a lobby and 1 shared restroom.
For more detail and to reserve your space visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAFAE2EA6F8CF8-school
Classroom 1: 6 desks, 6+ chairs, 1 large wall-mounted dry erase board
Classroom 2: 6 desks, 6+ chairs, 1 large wall-mounted dry erase board
Classroom 3: 4 desks, 4+ chairs, 1 large wall-mounted dry erase board
Curriculum and teachers are available through Justus Prep. If you are seeking instructors or educational services, we suggest you rent your space prior to contacting Justus Prep to reserve your spot.
Many families are choosing to do a Pandemic Pod which can satisfy many needs of many families as well as continue social distancing. Its 2-3 families working together to make your needs work for NTI or childcare. Some are choosing to have a parent work with NTI, other pods are choosing to hire a nanny or tutor for NTI support.
Here is a link about what is a Pandmic Pod
Here is a link to our local chapter of Pandemic Pods and how to get one started
Tutor Programs and NTI Assistance Programs
Snapology of Louisville Northeast is providing virtual options and will most likely host in person instruction at the Jewish Community Center. Exact times, dates and subjects are currently being developed.
Virtual options will include live instructors with real time interaction and teaching. Many programs require things that people have either laying around the house or lego bricks. Some programs are more detailed for engineering or robotics with student kits. There will be a multitude of subjects offered.
For more information about options at Snapology or to enroll your child in one of their programs, please visit Snapology.com
Best In Class Louisville Southeast
Intensify Your NTI program Best In Class Louisville SE to provide a place and time for kids to work on their NTI with a tutor available for guidance. Plans are underway but tentatively 2-3 hr sessions, 1-5 times a week (not sure if morning or afternoon yet) with interactive instruction, wifi, and printing available. Kids would bring their devices or provide logins to print their physical work. It will be a drop off program so parents do not have to stay. Limit of 10 students.
For more information about from Best In Class Louisville Southeast please email LouisvilleSE@BICedu.com or call (502)874-4100
Virtual Teaching Institute
Virtual Teaching Institute is offering a virtual book club for grades K-8 and Back to School virtual math sessions To help kids drop the Summer slide and gear up for classes. For more information please email VirtualTeachingInstitute@gmail.com
Grade Power Learning
At GradePower Learning, we teach children how to mentally organize new information so that it makes sense. This is the critical first step toward good grades and GradePower Learning is the only supplemental educator focused on teaching children to develop these organizing skills. With this foundation, your child becomes an independent learner with the skillset to process and retain new information on his or her own.
With COVID-19, we have seen a significant gap in academic and social learning. GradePower Learning offers virtual and in-center classes offer opportunities for growth in both of these areas with our proprietary curriculum, certified teachers, and our Virtual Table™.
Whether your student is heading back to the classroom or will be doing distance learning, GradePower Learning is your resource in helping your student have a successful year. We offer programming that address cognitive and academic challenges, as well as school support. Our qualified staff will work closely with your child’s teachers to formulate a plan that best addresses his or her need.
Call 502-785-4416 now and schedule your child’s sessions that will empower them to find success in the next academic school year.
AT GRADEPOWER LEARNING, WE OFFER:
Manageable Payment Options Fair tutoring prices with payment options available.
Dynamic Assessments Dynamic assessments to identify your child’s cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses.
Custom Tutoring Plans Customized learning plans created specifically for your child. Flexible hours.
NTI Support Sessions Monday to Friday. 8 am to 2 pm ( no more than 10 students) with qualified teachers.
Tutoring For Every Subject A selection of different subject areas at every grade level. Flexible hours.
Dedicated Support Ongoing support from our qualified and professionally trained educators.
In-Center classes with safety protocols.
Virtual Table™uses screen sharing technology to allow students to work face-to-face with their GradePower Learning tutor using their academic materials and workbooks in the comfort of their own home.
For more information or to register your child please call (502)785-4416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emrick Swan Math Tutor in Oldham County
Emrick Swan is offering Math tutoring in Oldham County for middle and high school students as well as ACT tutoring.
For more information please call (502)533-4887 or email at email@example.com
Resources and Other Helpful Information
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) from the U.S. Department of Labor requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
Qualifying Reasons for Leave:
Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for paid sick time if the employee is unable to work (or unable to telework) due to a need for leave because the employee:
is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19; or
is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Treasury.
Under the FFCRA, an employee qualifies for expanded family leave if the employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) for reasons related to COVID-19.
For more information please visit U.S. Department of Labor