Due to statewide distance learning to kick off the school year, we're all getting a little creative. Here is a list of programs offering daytime supervision for distance learning along with recreation and enrichment to support working parents and the kids we love (for a minimum of 3 hours).
Please drop any other publically available daytime supervision and study hall support in the comments (like not your backyard pod, please)!
Ongoing school year camps
Bladium is excited to announce Bladium Study Hall for children ages 5-14 years in need of additional assistance and supervision during the school week. Study Hall is focused on providing students with schoolwork help, socially distanced physically active games, and added special activities.
EBDC supports your child's distance learning each day, ensuring your child connects with their teacher and follows their assigned projects. They add dance, drama, art and socially distanced outdoor play in compliance with all health guidelines. 30+ years experience
HOH's (Physical Education And Schoolwork) P.E.A.S. in a Pod program is designed to aid families seeking to balance the demands of their child’s distance learning and parent work demands by offering a safe childcare program that combines schoolwork support within a fun physical outlet.
Parents provide child’s schedule of zoom sessions, laptop, tablets with preloaded educational apps. Kids Gym will provide supervision and help for kids to login on time, stay engaged and focused with their zoom sessions, help with homework, homeschooling, daily physical activities, and fun camp activities.
Trackers courses are designed to meet the unique needs of homeschool families and for families looking for in-person care during distanced learning in the 2020-21 school year. They are conducted almost entirely outdoors, fostering active engagement with the lessons and the land. K through age 13.
ALAG Forest School is an outdoor class for kids age 3-6 yrs. Small stable groups enjoy outdoor activity and experiential learning at local parks. Kids can enjoy sunshine and fresh air while building STEAM and social skills.
In lieu of a four-hour after school program, your child can play at one of Berkeley's parks in a stable bubble group of 12 children from 2 pm to 6 pm.
El Cerrito runs pods of camps, childcare, and learning labs. Session 2 pods of 12-14 children will run November 2 - December 17. Pods operate Monday - Thursdays. Options include Learning Labs & Afternoon Recreation.
Learning Labs assist working parents during the day students are in (virtual) school. Continuing with ‘outside’ structure as much as possible, care will be offered Monday through Thursday for 5.5 hours per day with optional 'after school' programs for K to 6th.
Outside School has space for the 2020-2021 school year. Supervision is Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm, K - 12, $800/month, eight kids max in Alvarado Park.
Learn outside. Sienna Ranch is offering in-person outdoor nature classes Monday-Friday morning or afternoon classes for 4 week blocks. Supplement your distance learning school program by playing outside, connecting with nature, and engaging in in-person social interactions with other kids.
Traverse Distance Learning camp will focus on the virtual learning programs that your children’s school provides, following their class schedules. During their lunch and recess time, the kids will get their physical activity on obstacles or outside. Ages 6 to 14.
Ultimate Sports Connection students will adhere to their own schools E-learning assignments and schedules while adding in gymnastics breaks and being monitored by a staff member for any assistance. There will be 6 to 12 children in a learning bubble. The facility is 23,000 square feet. Grades K - 5.
[Photos provided by the sponsoring camps and used with permission]