Five Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities will be hosting JCPRD Learning Hubs to provide in-person places for students in grades one through eight to safely learn and enjoy enrichment experiences as school reopening plans continue to fluctuate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety protocols and limited enrollment, these five sites will only accommodate a combined total of 85 students per week.
Costs vary somewhat based on location. In addition to following learning plans from the local school districts, each of the sites will also emphasize the topics and disciplines stressed at those sites.
The overall goal of this program is to help families struggling to deal with the uncertainly caused by COVID-19.
“We did not invent this type of program,” said JCPRD Wellness Manager Jill Leiker. “Across the United States from San Francisco to New York, park and recreation agencies are teaming with school districts and Boys & Girls Clubs, and others to be able to create these programs,” Leiker said. “We are just trying to do something to help people. These are really temporary solutions to help parents. Families are desperate for places for their kids to be able to go. If we can help 60 to 100 kids have a safe place to go, during the day during all this uncertainty, then we’ve done our job.”