SCOPE Offers Free Child Care Services

SCOPE Education Services is now offering free school-age child care services to children of first responders, medical personnel and essential services personnel in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

School-age child care services will be provided Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. for children ages 4-12 in grades Pre-K-6. While some programs have already started, the remaining programs will begin on Monday, March 23. Families, in need of child care services and meeting the criteria of first responders, medical personnel and essential services personnel, must register before bringing children to participate in this program. Registration is first come first served. Children residing within these school districts will be given priority. Children residing outside of these school districts may also attend these programs. Additional locations may be added at a later date. To register visit the SCOPE Education Services website at www.scopeonline.us

“SCOPE is pleased to be able to provide this much needed service to those who are serving on the front lines during this health crisis,” stated SCOPE Executive Director/CEO George Duffy. “Knowing their children are being cared for in a safe and welcoming environment provides the peace of mind needed while they are working.” School-Age Child Care Services in Nassau County Programs are offered in the following school districts: East Meadow, Garden City, Island Trees, Syosset, Uniondale and Wantagh. This program was developed in collaboration with the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents and Nassau BOCES.

School-Age Child Care Services in Suffolk County Programs are offered in the following school districts: Babylon, Commack, Connetquot, Deer Park, Harborfields, Hauppauge, Huntington, Lindenhurst, Middle Country, Miller Place, Northport/East Northport and Sachem. This program was developed in collaboration with the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Western Suffolk BOCES, and the Suffolk County Executive’s office. For more information, visit www.scopeonline.us

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