Clark County and the Cities of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas have been working on a list of resources for working parents to prepare for the first day of school on August 24, 2020.
HELP WITH TECHNOLOGY
The Nevada COVID -19 Task Force, led by Chairman Jim Murren and President Elaine Wynn, is working on rallying the resources of the private sector to help aid the State’s response, recovery and relief from COVID-19. This Task Force has set up Connecting Kids Nevada where parents can help this effort by filling out a survey to assess current distance learning needs. The Task Force has also set up a Family Support Center you can call at 1-888-616-2476 from Monday- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. if you do not have Internet connectivity or access to a device. The Family Support Center can connect qualified families to the Internet for free. See FAQ for more information in English and in Spanish.
COUNTY AND CITY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR WORKING PARENTS
Clark County has expanded programming through School Daze, a program designed for children ages 5 to 12 years of age and will run Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Socially distanced activities will include educational time, games, arts n’ crafts, sports and themed activities.
City of Henderson has expanded programming through the Battle Born Kids and Battle Born Teens for residents, with programming designed for children ages 5-14 and will run Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The programs incorporate daily activities that may include games, crafts, sports, and movies. Registration opens August 14 and can be accessed here.
City of North Las Vegas has three options as part of their Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy, including options for live classroom instruction from a teacher, blended with online lessons, with access to enrichment and extracurricular activities. Additionally, the City of North Las Vegas will provide learning space for homeschooling co-ops, and other education groups. Safekey programming and before and after school care is also available. Information is available here at www.nlvcares.com.
The City of Las Vegas is also expanding capacity and will be launching the 2020 Vegas Strong Academy during the 2020- 2021 school year. Information is available here.
Residents of Clark County can search the State of Nevada’s system to search for licensed child care within the County: http://www.nvsilverstatestars.org/search-for-care.
The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada will be reopening their facilities and offering programming for youth ages 6 to 18. Clubs will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. More information is available here.
YMCA of Southern Nevada is offering their Y Cares Educational Enrichment Program at four locations, open to youth ages 5 to 15, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. More information is available here.
As more resources are added, we will continue to add to this list. Please continue to check back for updates.