“Nothing seems right,” that’s all parents keep saying. We’ve been struggling to obtain normalcy during these abnormal times. We had hoped for our children to return to school, but with the recent spike of COVID-19 cases, schools are changing the way our children attend class. Many parents like you have to work outside of the home and can’t leave your kids home alone. Or maybe you can work from home, but hey, you still have to work and therefore don’t have the time, or even the patience, to homeschool your child 😉 Thankfully, local childcare centers, schools and tutoring businesses are offering opportunities to assist with virtual learning and daytime childcare, because, well, we can’t do it all, y’all!

Take a look at the local partners and their programs highlighted below, designed to assist you and your child through this transitional time. Deep breath in…. because we are all doing the best we can, and eventually, these days will be behind us. 

 – from your friends and partners at the Family & Kids Parenting Network. To stay connected with us, visit our website and Facebook page.  


 


IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17 
Let us help ease the frustration of virtual learning at home with our On-Site, 3x3x3 Study Hall for three hours per day (9am-noon), for three days per week, for three weeks, $90 per week. Our certified teachers will assist and help throughout the virtual classes to make sure your student is focused and engaged. We want to help your child get the most out of their time away from school. We can offer customizable schedules to fit your family’s digital learning needs, and digital or face-to-face monitoring, while following all CDC guidelines. One-on-one, customized, face-to-face, or digital tutoring sessions are also available and can be scheduled from 10am-8pm. All services available for K-12. 
 anewtutoring@yahoo.com
5009 Riverchase Dr. #600/C
706-566-0177


IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 10 
We will reopen August 10 from 7:30am-5:30pm, and our School Day Camp will remain open to serve the community until September 9 if there are no other changes with MCSD. Our open sites will be South Columbus Teen Center (200 Clover Ave.) and East Columbus Boys & Girls Club (3835 Forrest Road). We will enroll students K-12. Due to social distancing and our safety protocols, we have limited spaces available. We will reopen all sites for afterschool programming once MCSD resumes in-person instruction. During non-school instruction time, we will continue to run our normal core programming in: Art, Literacy, Technology, Social Recreation, Social/Emotional Development, Physical Fitness, Character & Leadership Development, College & Career Readiness, and Academic Success. Our membership fee is $50, and our fee for the School Day Camp is $100. It is free for teens. However, we never turn a family away if they cannot afford to pay a fee. Meals will also be included.

www.bgc-colsga.org

706-596-9330



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 12
We are excited to welcome students Back to Brookstone. While we do not take the challenges of holding school on campus during a pandemic lightly, we believe that we are positioned among the nation’s great schools to resume classes in-person on August 12th. Want to learn more about Why Brookstone?, click the links below. We welcome the opportunity to get to know your family
Brookstone Admissions
COVID-19 Updates
www.brookstoneschool.org
440 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus
706-324-1392



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17
Need a safe and distraction-free environment for your child’s virtual learning? We can help kids K-12! Your child’s MCSD teacher will teach their lessons virtually and we will ensure maximum participation and provide support to your child during their lessons. To keep your children from daydreaming or getting antsy, during lesson breaks we will follow our tutoring model and incorporate physical activity to help them stay engaged. As a tutoring business, we have already established strict cleaning, social distancing, and COVID-19 prevention strategies. Schedule is 7:30 to 4:30. Cost: $340 per month, sibling 10% discount, $100 non-refundable registration fee per family. Early drop-off available at 7am and late pick-up until 6pm.
 www.btglearning.com
3709 Gentian Blvd, Suite 7, Columbus
762-208-5048



IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL STARTS AUG 6
To support working parents during this pandemic, The Campus Academy is opening up its campus for ALL students K-12 to conduct their virtual learning from 8:30-2:30pm for $100 per week. Open to any child enrolled in public or private school in the tri-city area.  There are 20 slots available for ages.   

Our private school has served K-12 since 2013. We are fully accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. We feature small class sizes, a limited homework policy, personalized curriculum with one on one, and small group instruction. We offer Dual-Enrollment possibilities with local colleges, discounts for first-responders, and scholarship opportunities. For the first semester, we are offering a hybrid model that will have the kids attend in-person 2 days a week, or you can choose 100% virtual. 
Register for in-Person Virtual Support
www.thecampusacademy.com
2236 Warm Springs Rd, Columbus
706-325-8194



IN-PERSON – AVAILABLE NOW
We are offering homeschool services to parents who aren’t comfortable with in-person instruction in a regular school setting. We guarantee small groups and 1 on 1 instruction. Slots are EXTREMELY limited. We are also offering tutoring and assistance with students who may be struggling academically.
www.centerstageeducation.org
6003 Veterans, #100, Columbus 
404-618-6853



IN-PERSON – AVAILABLE NOW
We are doing a program for education assistance and childcare during virtual learning for ages 5-12. Our program will be run by an educator in MCSD and run all day from 7am-6pm. They will complete all assigned schoolwork during the morning, then move into exercise, games, art and creative time, and field trips, and finish with karate in the afternoons. We feature a smaller teacher to student ratio so children will receive more attention in our program, plus we also implement our ‘character development’ curriculum. Cost: $100/week for half-day and $150/week for full-day.
 www.selfdefensecolumbus.com
1290 Double Churches Rd, Columbus
706-221-9677



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17
Is your child returning to school online this fall? Know they are safe, secure, and studying by enrolling them in Youth EDvantage–a new program offered by CSU Continuing & Professional Education, the same team that brings you CSU Activ8! Located on CSU’s main campus, Youth EDvantage is available 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday for kids 8-14 to ensure they complete their online studies, socialize, and enjoy fun activities safely. Call to register, spots are limited.  

www.columbusstate.edu/ce
4225 University Ave, Columbus
706-507-8070



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17
We will be offering an in-person virtual learning academy to support children whose parents need daytime care to support their work schedules. We will operate for the entire school year, Monday through Friday, from 7:45am to 4pm. Tutoring and mentoring services will also be provided. Fees are $400 per month for K-5th graders and $300 per month for 6-8th graders. All CDC guidelines will be strictly adhered. 30 slots are available. 
www.enrichmentservices.org
1700 Boxwood Pl, Columbus
706-570-0855



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17 
Our program will be available to support girls whose parents are working during the day with virtual learning as well as virtual after school activities for girls who remain at home. The Baker Center and the Dorothy Hyatt Center will be open 7:45am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Annual membership is required as well as a monthly fee. Internet connection is available and Girls Inc. staff are available to assist with virtual learning. Daily meals are provided. Space is limited. Please visit our website for more information.  

www.girlsinc-columbus.org
3535 Levy Rd, Columbus
4637 Kolb Ave, Columbus
706-683-0809



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 10
We will be available for classroom instruction or virtual education for grades K3-12. For the past forty-one years, Grace Christian School has partnered with parents in the Chattahoochee Valley for their educational needs, and we would love to continue that with you!. Visit our website or call the school office for more info. Also view our Reopening Plan here
www.gcscolumbus.org
2915 Fourteenth Ave, Columbus
706-323-9161



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17
We will extend to age 12 for in-person care beginning Aug 17. We will provide support and ensure participation in virtual learning in a safe environment. Our Georgia Pre-K classrooms will also be in-person and begin on August 17 at each of our schools. The program is FREE to any GA resident. Children must be age 4 by Sept.1 to enroll. 

We have implemented enhanced health & safety protocols, such as contactless sign-in & out, trained staff in disease prevention techniques, morning health & temperature checks, all HVAC systems are equipped with Bi-Polar Ionization Systems, schools are disinfected every night with hospital-grade disinfectant, sanitizing & disinfecting classrooms, equipment & toys multiple times a day and all staff are required to wear masks.
 www.growingroomusa.com
1200 Manchester Exp – 706-596-1234
6110 Bradley Park Dr – 706-653-0088
7196 North Lake Ct – 706-221-3248



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17 
We are offering a full-day program (in addition to our after school program) for school-age children, from 4yrs to 12yrs, with built-in time for virtual learning with facilitators in each room, and a heavy emphasis on our reading, science and math centers. Small classes and caring staff are our specialties! In-person “virtual camp” is from 7am-6pm and will cost $135 per week. Our after school program will start once schools take in, and runs from 2:15-6pm, at a cost of $80 per week.
www.highlandkidsacademy.com
7300 Whittlesey Blvd, Columbus
706-221-5947



IN-PERSON – START AUG 17
We will be offering in-person monitoring assistance for online learning from 8am-2pm for ages 5-12, beginning Aug. 17. We will also additionally include tutoring from 2:15 until 3:15 three days a week. That is in addition to our regular after school care services from 3-6:30pm for PreK to 5th grade, beginning Aug. 12, for $85 per week. Call and let us know what you need and we will try to help. Rates vary depending on your needs.
 steamvillalearn@gmail.com
3810 University Ave, Columbus
706-940-0026



IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL – AVAILABLE NOW
We offer both in-center or @home math tutoring services and homework help for K-12 with certified instructors along with SAT/ACT Prep, ASVAB, and College Level Courses. Hours are Sunday-Thursday from 3-7pm. The in-center experience offers a healthy environment with UV lights installed to kill bacteria in the HVAC system, bleach wiped tables, chairs and shared material, hourly cleaned bathrooms, students spread out 6 feet apart with a maximum of 15 students per hour in the center. Our @home online system features one-on-one instruction with a digital whiteboard for instant feedback. Homework and test prep can also be digitized prior to or during the session if help is required. New Family Learning Pods offering up to 4 students for one hour of classroom and homework help at discounted monthly price. We offer an unlimited package for $14 per hour.
www.mathnasium.com
6501 Whitesville Rd, #100, Columbus
706-322-4244


Now offering an Enhanced Learning Opportunity program for youth grades Kindergarten – 12th!
If your school district is conducting virtual learning, this is a great opportunity for children to complete learning/school work for the day. Children/youth will be able to access our Cloud Enterprise Network with their personal or school issued devices.For more details on the Enhanced Learning Opportunity program with the School Age Center and Middle School and Teens, visit:


IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17
We are a small, Christian school located in Phenix City, Alabama. We currently have limited spots available for K3 thru 6th grade. We strive to educate the whole child in a loving, Christian atmosphere. We use the ABEKA curriculum and offer Spanish, art, STEAM, and PE for the upper school. Major precautions are being taken to avoid and prevent the spread of COVID. Please call Mon – Fri 8 – 3 for more information. Classes start August 17, and open houses will run the week before. 
 www.phenixchristianschool.com
3777 HWY 431N, Phenix City
334-398-3588


IN-PERSON – AVAILABLE TBA

We will be offering educational programming during and after the school day from 7am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday, for school-aged children, while the public school district is in a virtual learning session. Meals will be provided Spaces are limited. 

5201 Warm Springs Rd, Columbus

706-561-9026


 
IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 17
We will offer a safe and supervised place to drop off your kids every morning to complete their school work. Certified teachers are on hand to help kids get online, stay focused on learning and answer content questions. Program is Monday through Friday for grades K-12, beginning August 17, from 8am-noon or 9am-noon, starting at $120 per week or you can book individual days as needed. 
 www.sylvanlearning.com
6367 Whitesville Rd, Columbus
706-563-9864



IN-PERSON – AVAILABLE NOW!
We can host your children in-person with supervised care by our instructors who are background checked and CPR certified, to assist them with their virtual learning while helping them stay disciplined and focused. After their dedicated learning time, they will have fun with indoor activities such as martial arts, dance, drama, arts & crafts, and much more! Sessions will be Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm, in a dedicated classroom with a 1 to 7 instructor to student ratio, for $200 per week. Spots are limited to 21 to ensure safety, so first-come, first-served. We can provide care for your child before school starts through our current summer camps, and will also be providing after school care for ages 5-12. 
 www.uyscolumbus.com
1900 Northside Industrial Blvd #A, Columbus
706-221-5140


The United Way’s 211 program is a comprehensive information and referral database for everyday needs and services during times of disaster.  Whether you’re looking for programs for your children, better opportunities for yourself, or just basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, 211 is here for you.  Simply dial 211 or 706-405-4775 from 8am-7pm or you can text your zip code to 898-211 to be connected to a Community Resource Specialist. You can also access these resources on the web at:

www.211uwcv.org.



IN-PERSON – STARTS AUG 12
Wynnbrook offers parents a biblically integrated curriculum for grades Pre4-8th Grade, with a small class size of 16 students, and Bible as a core class. We are now offering a HOMESCHOOL CO-OP OPTION on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also offer an after-school program until 6pm. Masks are optional.
www.wynbrookcs.org 
500 River Knoll Way, Columbus
706-323-0795


IN-PERSON – AVAILABLE NOW

We are offering virtual learning pods from 7am-6pm Monday-Friday for school-aged children during and after regular school while the public school district in in a virtual learning session. Spaces are limited. 

www.columbusymca.com

706-563-7001