Virtual Learning Childcare Support
We know that many of our families are in search of dependable and affordable programs where elementary-aged students can be supervised as they participate in MCS virtual learning. We are in constant communication with our partners—including these nonprofit organizations and churches—that are working to offer such services, with low ratios and safety protocols in place, to families.
Please note that scholarships and financial aid are available for many of the nonprofit providers—but you must register for the program and apply for aid in order to receive it. If you have an interest in a program with a fee, and think you may qualify for aid based on your income or number of children, please discuss with the provider directly before assuming the cost of the program is out of reach.
Many providers accept the new state-funded SOLVE Scholarships. Learn more at, www.decal.ga.gov/CAPS/SOLVE.aspx.
This list is continuously updated and is compiled as a resource for families. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement of any kind. Families should do their own research and verify all information.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta/James T. Anderson Club
Boys & Girls Club is offering a full-day program with no charge for members; fees are on a sliding scale and range from $60 to $135 per semester based upon household size and annual income. This service will be targeted to current members of their Anderson Club on Manget. https://www.bgcma.org/
Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN)
The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN) is collecting information on afterschool and child care programs that are offering full-day, in-person programming during the 2020-2021 school year. It will be updated on a regular basis with program information across Georgia, so please continue to check for the most up to date information.
Girls Inc. University
Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta has opened up registration for Girls Inc. University at their main center, located on Manget in Marietta. This program will consist of a full day program Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm for girls in grades K–8. They will provide academic support to the girls as they complete their virtual learning from their school, combined with programming in areas like STEM, financial literacy, business & entrepreneurship, and wellness. Rates are $200 week, with generous scholarships available on a sliding scale based upon household size and annual income. After-school programming is also available. A second location is being planned near Kennestone Hospital, pending demand. https://www.girlsincatl.org/programs/university/
- If the existing Girls Inc. location is not convenient for your family, we are collaborating with Girls Inc. to establish a satellite location near Kennestone Hospital in Marietta (pending family interest). If this program and Marietta location would be helpful for you, please complete this form so we can determine whether we have enough family need for Girls Inc. to establish this location.
Mission 1:27 will facilitate virtual learning for enrolled students of Walton Communities Adventure Centers. Learning Coaches will assist with assigned schoolwork and other activities during online school hours. https://www.mission127.ngo/adventure-centers
Mosaic Church is offering a supervised environment for Dunleith Elementary students at their site on Austell Road. This program is free. To register call, 770-427-0442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Paran North Church
Mount Paran North Church is offering a supervised environment for public school students in grades 1-5 at their site on Allgood Road. This program is free during school hours (7:30am-3pm) with a small fee for afterschool. Parents will have to describe their need for the program as part of the application.
Quality Rated/Georgia Department of Early Care And Learning
DECAL is offering families the ability to search for child care for school-age children enrolled in distance learning. With many parents returning to work, families are not always able to stay at home and assist their children with virtual instruction. To search for child care, go to www.qualityrated.org and check the box for “Fulltime care for school age children.” You may also search by zip code and distance from your home or office. Assistance can also be found by calling 1-877-ALL-GA-KIDS.
YMCA Campus Connection
Students in Kindergarten through sixth grade will be supported in completing their remote learning while also staying active and enjoying fun activities throughout the day, and after their virtual school day is complete. With locations across the metro area, Y Campus Connection runs 8:00am-4:00pm, with before and after care available beginning at 7:00 am and until 6:30pm if needed at no additional cost to families. Rates start at $39 per day and financial assistance is available. Special scholarships are available for students receiving free/reduced priced lunch. The Y is exploring options for additional locations in West Marietta, near Barrett Parkway and Dallas Highway, pending demand.
- If the existing YMCA branches are not convenient for your family, we are collaborating with the YMCA to establish a satellite location in west Marietta near Barrett Parkway and Dallas Highway (pending family interest). If this program and west Marietta location would be helpful for you, please complete this form so we can determine whether we have enough family need for the YMCA to establish this location.
Several private child care and activity centers are also offering virtual learning support and after school care for students in K-Grade 7. Please click this link for a list of local options. Please contact Kim Blass at email@example.com for more information.