Georgia Center For Resources & Support

 

SUPPORTING ONSITE LEARNING FOR VIRTUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SOLVE)

Purpose

Provide scholarships for families with students enrolled in a Georgia public school system offering only a virtual learning model. Scholarships support working families with children ages 5-12 (kindergarten through grade 6) by paying for care, supervision, and support during the school day while students are engaged in virtual learning.

Basics

·         SOLVE will provide financial assistance to qualifying families in the form of a “SOLVE Scholarship.”

·         Scholarships are awarded to families who meet income and approved activity requirements and have a child(ren) aged 5-12 enrolled in a school system offering only a virtual learning model.

·         SOLVE Scholarships can be used at licensed child care learning centers, family child care learning homes, and providers with an approved day camp exemption.

·         The Scholarship will be good for three months, but may be extended if the school system continues to offer only a virtual learning model.

·         Families may receive a SOLVE Scholarship for any eligible child.

Funding and Administration

·         The program is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding allocated to Georgia through the CARES Act and is in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

·         SOLVE is administered by the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program located within the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).

How to Apply (Beginning in September)

·         Families can search for child care now at www.qualityrated.org and apply through undefined starting September 1.

·         Providers should update their information, including offering care for distance learners, at undefined

·         Questions? Call us at 1-833-442-2277, Go to our Contact Us page, or E-mail solve@decal.ga.gov

Childcare scholarships available to some virtual school families

ATLANTA - Virtual learning has no doubt caused financial hardships for some families. For many, it means updating equipment, buying desks, and taking on a new childcare bill. But help is on the way.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is offering scholarships for families who have to send their children to e-school at a childcare center.

It’s called the SOLVE Scholarship: Supporting Onsite Learning for Virtual Education. It’s a scholarship for Georgia public school children who are part of a virtual learning model right now.

Reported by FOX 5 Atlanta

SOLVE Documents

·         SOLVE Program FAQs

·         DECAL Download - Georgia's SOLVE Program Podcast

·         SOLVE Flyer

·         SOLVE Handout

·         Family Eligibility Requirements for Georgia SOLVE