SUPPORTING ONSITE LEARNING FOR VIRTUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SOLVE)
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.
· 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)
· Providers should update their information, including offering care for distance learners, at undefined
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