Regional Enrichment Centers Opening to Care for Children
To care for the children of essential workers
Regional Enrichment Centers
In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. That is why we have created Regional Enrichment Centers—places where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need.
Staffed by DOE employees and community-based organization partners, the centers will provide children with three daily hot meals, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art, music, and physical education, and social and emotional support.
Beginning Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers are opening across every borough, with at least two sites in every school district.
Get the REC Overview for Parents(Open external link), available with all translations on the InfoHub .
ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT
The DOE has been reaching out to other City agencies, unions, and partner organizations to help identify and contact families of first responders, health care workers, and key transit employees who will need to send their children to the Regional Enrichment Centers.
With these partners, we are working to alert families about this opportunity and to help register the children for a site near their home. If you think you might be eligible to send your child to a center near you, please complete this survey:
Read more at this link!