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eLearning Support for Kids in Tampa Bay

If you’re struggling to find eLearning help due to work or multiple kids in the home, there is help! While many parents are forming pods with fellow classmates from their schools, it’s not always an option on the table which is why places like Glazer Children’s Museum and MOSI are opening their doors to local families.

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As more organizations create plans for eLearning support, we’ll share them here so be sure to check back often!

eLearning Support for Families in Tampa Bay:

 

Glazer Children’s Museum: School Support Camps

Times: 7:30am-3:30 pm (after care option available)
Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 2nd grade
Cost: Kindergarten Pod: $2,000 tuition for 9 week semester |  $890 for eLearner Camp for 4 weeks (GCM Members receive a 15% discount on tuition)

Kindergarten Pod: The goal of our Kindergarten Pod is to guide children through their eLearning semester while also providing a safe environment for social connection and enriching play. This program is designed for Kindergarteners enrolled in eLearning this fall at a Hillsborough County Public School. Space is limited. Register today for Kindergarten Pod.

eLearner Camp: The goal of our eLearner Camp is to guide children through their eLearning during the first four weeks of the semester while also providing a safe environment for social connection and enriching play. This program is designed for students enrolled in Grades 1-2 this fall at a Hillsborough County Public School. Space is limited. Register today for eLearner Camp.


MOS “e”Learning Hub

Times: 7:15 am-4:00 pm
Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Cost: $280 per week for non-members and $210 for MOSI members

Drop your students off with a trusted community partner for eLearning Days! MOSI will provide a safe place for your child to learn via eLearning in their community labs. A MOSI Educator will be with the students to offer assistance. Each day includes an engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math) activity. Students must bring their own lunch and two snacks. Learn more or register by calling 813-987-6000. mosi.org


Florida Aquarium’s ‘Schooling Fish’ eLearning Support

Times: 7:30 am-2:30 pm
Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 5th grade
Cost: $220 Aquarium members/$270 non-members

The Florida Aquarium realizes that families need our support now more than ever.  Our community is approaching school and learning very differently and everything continues to evolve quickly.  The Florida Aquarium is here to help provide a safe space for eLearning, engagement, and fun.  The goal of the Schooling Fish program is to support, mentor, and guide students through their eLearning schedules for the first week of the school semester.  Additionally, The Florida Aquarium will provide a safe space for group engagement, social skills, and more fun.  This program is designed for students in grades K-5 who are enrolled in a Hillsborough County Public School.

  • Schooling Fish program staff support that follows your student’s eLearning schedule from 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Drop-off begins at 7:15 AM to accommodate those with an early bell schedule start.
  • Device accessibility (electrical connection, Wi-Fi, individual space) for student’s personal device.
  • Supervised lunch time.
  • Small group sizes (6 students per room) and physical distancing within the room.
  • Individual assigned cubby for the week.
  • Staff supervised activities after 2:30 PM including:
    • Outdoor recess (weather permitting)
    • Aquarium tours
    • Special animal encounter
    • Games, crafts, experiments, etc.

    To learn more click here or email education@flaquarium.org.


    Club J at JCC in Tampa

    Times: 7:30 am-2:30 pm
    Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 5th grade
    Cost: $650 per month for JCC members and $725 for non-members

    This program has been developed specifically for students in Grades K-5 that need supervision for the fall semester. You bring the online learning…Club J brings the fun!   There will be staff to support individual needs, and opportunities for small-group activities and brain-breaks throughout the day led by JCC program professionals.

    Given the fluidity due to COVID-19, programs have been re-imagined to meet the needs of families.  We ensure physical distancing and we will continue our frequent sanitizing schedule on top of adhering to CDC guidance.  Club J School Day provides supervision for virtual school as well as enrichment activities (i.e. arts and sports) during the day.  Club J School Day provides children the benefits of supervision and socialization in a healthy and safe environment.  The program will be held Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 2:30pm, following the Hillsborough County Public Schools calendar.

    Extended care until 6pm is available for an additional fee. Learn more here or contact Jessica Scruggs at 813.291.2252 or email Jessica.Scruggs@JewishTampa.com.


    SkyZone Study Zone

    Times: Full Day: 8:00 am-5:30 pm | Half Day: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
    Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 8th grade
    Cost: Full Day: $49.99 Daily / $225.99 Week | Half Day: $39.99 Daily / $189.99 Week 

    Trying to balance homeschooling and work? Need your kids to have some structure and routine? We are offering a safe and fun solution. We will be limiting capacity to create a safe and fun virtual learning environment. Our NEW Study Zone Program offers two options: Sky Zone Led or Parent Led.

    The Sky Zone Led Study Zone will be supported by a group of Sky Zone Team Counselors to assist helping setup and monitor students with their online curriculum. Our schedule will include a combination of dedicated work time with fun breaks in our park, creating the ultimate combination of study hall and recess!

    How Option One (Sky Zone Led) works: Call to reserve your day, week or even the month. Bring your kids to Sky Zone and have the peace of mind to get your work done, while our team guides them through their school work and school virtual meetings. While each grade and student will look different, we will have structured learning time, lunch will be provided and of course, the best recess ever! At the end of each day you will get a report of what your child accomplished that day.

    You will provide the technology (laptop, i-pad, etc) and let us know which district, school and grade your child is in.

    Your child will work independently at their own work station, using their device and our WIFI, to get their school work completed. Rest assured that we will follow all of the CDC guidelines including: temperature checks, spacing of all study spots and vigilant cleaning standards.

    Learn more about the Study Zone and Parent/Co-Op Led Option by clicking here.


    MORE eLearning support in Tampa Bay:

  • YMCA eLearning Support
  • Camp Doublemint/Doublemint Sitting 
  • SoHo Sitters In Home Classroom Assistant
  • Little Explorers in Palm Harbor
  • City of Largo Recreation Virtual Learning School Childcare
  • City of Safety Harbor Recreation, eLearning at the Rec

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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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