Tulsa Childcare Hub Sites

PARTNERSHIP PROFILE

Shared goal(s): Establish or Sustain community learning hubs/pods/academic-childcare collaborative, Support youth during remote/virtual/online school time learning

Description: 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations throughout the Tulsa area created hub site programs to address the need for childcare and distance learning support at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

Web site: Hub sites are featured on the Covid-19 Kid Care Resource Portal: http://covidkidcareresources.tauw.org/find-a-resource-location/

Lead organization partners: The Opportunity Project, Tulsa Public Schools, the YMCA of Greater Tulsa, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Metro Tulsa, City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation

Kinds of organization: Advocacy/Intermediary Non-profit Organization, Direct Service Non-profit Organization, Faith-based Non-profit Organization, Government Entity, School/School District

Participant population: Parents/Caregivers/Guardians, Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12), Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Childcare, School Remote/Virtual/Online Classes, Whole Child/Positive Youth Development

Primary funding source: Government Entity/Grant, Local Philanthropy

Document: http://brightspots.forumfyi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Hub-sites-Images-and-Article.pdf

SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE

Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Oklahoma

Total capacity: 1,350 youth

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance, Limited room occupancy, Multiple hand washing/sanitizing stations, Physical distancing, Required masks for all--adults and youth--on site, Youth temperature checks

How do you address inequity? 

The Tulsa Hub Sites address inequity by providing access to free and low-cost childcare programs throughout the city of Tulsa so that parents who are not able to take time off of work or who work from home have a high-quality and accessible option for their children while schools are operating virtually. These hub sites also provide critical access to food and meals for families most vulnerable to hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact information: 

Courtney King, The Opportunity Project, cking@theopp.org

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