Learning Bridges Free Childcare

Good afternoon,

As the New York City Department of Education continues with in-person schooling in the months ahead, they have established support for our families who are programmed for a blended learning model. Meaning, for those students who are scheduled on an A/B group schedule having some school days in person and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. 

If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete the application following this link:


The Learning Bridges programs will: 

  • Be operated by community-based organizations and other partners 
  • Provide opportunities for children to connect to their remote learning activities 
  • Include time for art, recreation, and other age-appropriate activities 
  • Follow the same rigorous health and safety precautions as schools

The site name and contact information for I.S. 281's paired Learning Bridges sites is listed below:

  • CBO Name: Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
  • Learning Lab Site: O'Dwyer Gardens Cornerstone
  • Learning Lab Site Address: 2945 W 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11224
  • CBO Contact: Dominique George
  • CBO Contact Title: Program Director
  • CBO Contact Phone Number: 718-310-5677
  • CBO Contact Email: dgeorge@wearebcs.org
If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. DiMatteo, Parent Coordinator, in the main office.

Thank you,
Ms. Bender