With most students doing some level of remote learning this Fall, parents are facing a variety of new challenges regarding their kids’ education. ChicagoKids.com has compiled resources to support parents with their remote learning needs, including resources for tutoring, supervised remote learning locations, pod building resources, pod spaces, and other online support.
Visit our new Tutoring & Remote Learning Resource Guide here, and learn about some featured resources below.
Featured Remote Learning Resources:
Smart Love Family Services
Therapeutic Tutoring - Help for students for the upcoming school year
This year students may need help with more than just their academics. Now offered online and with immediate openings, Therapeutic Tutoring provides academic tutoring (understanding and learning academic concepts and ideas) in a therapeutic context (addressing children's feelings surrounding school.) It is an effective and comprehensive solution for children ages 6-14 who may struggle with learning or the changes surrounding the upcoming school year. At Smart Love Family Services, your child will be supported by a professional with educational and mental health training to provide high-quality tutoring, while also working to increase your child's motivation, improve attention and concentration, build organizational and planning skills, decrease school avoidance and anxiety, and access their innate strengths. Email to learn more!
Asian Language School
Small Group Virtual Language Classes
Children age 6 to 15 can participate in regular weekly classes learning Chinese, Japanese or Korean with other students in a small group online. You can also form your own private group. Classes are taught by experienced, degree-qualified teachers who are passionate in teaching children to be proficient in a second language. Through a structured program from beginners to advanced, your child can easily learn a language from home while interacting live with their classmates and native-speaking teachers. Visit our website to sign up today!
Fun for Kids & Helpful for Parents
Taste Buds Kitchen Cooks Up a Delicious Plan to Savor Remote Learning this Fall!
Our safe, supervised and socially distanced work space lets your children manage remote learning while you're at work this fall. During each 3.5-hour session, students will work independently on their school assignments (with short guided screen breaks as needed) before enjoying a well-deserved hands-on cooking class to create a delicious, fall-inspired homemade snack. You provide the technology, headphones, required school supplies and water bottle - we'll do the rest! All learners will sit 6' apart and face coverings are required. Ages 6-15 welcome. Begins August 31 from 8:30am-12pm. Our program is designed to be fun and flexible. Join us for a single day or schedule multiple days per week to best meet your family's needs. Space is limited to 16 children per day.
Taylor Services Youth Organization
Taylor Services Youth Organization (TSYO) is now enrolling students to participate in our Learning Micro-Pod Program. Our program's credentialed staff will oversee the assignments from your child's school, children's Zoom schedule and ensure all required remote learning assignments are completed. Students must bring their own bagged lunch. Snack will be provided. Program hours are every scheduled CPS scholastic day, 8:30AM to 3:30PM, with a start date of Tuesday, September 8, 2020. TSYO is located inside Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago.
Bring your learning pod to Aubergine Chicago! Rent space in this flexible-use, double-storefront space in Chicago's Logan Square. All rentals include tables and chairs, use of a shared kitchenette, and two fully-stocked bathrooms. An optional playhouse and toy set-up (appropriate for children 7 and under) can be included with the rental or completely obscured, per the renter's preference. Aubergine is directly accessible via the Armitage bus line and has ample parking in front and on the side streets. Flexible rental options available.
A healthy & safe remote learning option that enables students to complete their daily school assignments under the supervision of an experienced staff member while parents complete their professional and personal responsibilities. Each session includes a hands-on technology (Coding, Minecraft Modding, Scratch, Roblox, Movie-Making, Animation & Robotics) project. Locations in Chicago, Oak Park and Wilmette.
Swift Nature Camp
This small science and nature-based summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is becoming a micro-school for students with online/remote learning options. Camp provides a social community with a dedicated staff of counselors, a nurse, and a cook all with a “for-the-kids” mindset. Students have social interaction while completing their remote schooling, in a safe bubble away from COVID. The first half of the day will be spent in their cabin/classroom doing their schoolwork. Then in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends, they will be surrounded by their friends and counselors and have a more traditional camp experience with activities, special events, camping trips, and more.