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The Backpack Project NYC

 
bpnyc-logo-colorThe Backpack Project NYC website
Dropoff 1: 1396 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11216 (Nicholas Brooklyn Store)
Dropoff 2: 4112 41 Street, Long Island NY 11104 *dropoff box located in the lobby
(347) 227-1709

 
The Backpack Project is providing each student with the necessary school supplies to have a successful school year. For more information about events and how to get school supplies for your child, call 347-227-1709.
 


iPad Request to the DOE

 
If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.
 
If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the DOE’s Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.
 
Fill out the form. There is no deadline to fill out this request form.
 
Who Can Request an iPad
Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends an NYC public school, DOE Pre-K, or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.
 
Charter school students who are eligible for devices:
3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
3K-12 students who are living in a shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device
 
Private School Students who are eligible for devices:
K-12 students who were recommended for non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
 
Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.
 


Childcare for Essential Workers with the Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs)

 

COVID-19 Regional Enrichment Centers (FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS): For community members who are serving in these vital roles (healthcare workers, first responders, transit workers, restaurant employees, other key personnel) that have no other means of childcare, the New York City Department of Education set up the Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs). RECs are open and operate from 7:30am to 6:00pm (Monday-Friday). To enroll, your child must be a student at a school in the city. Complete this survey to start your enrollment.
 
RECs will ensure that students have access to remote learning as well as various art, music, and other activities. Find information about enrollment at the NYC DOE here.
 
If you are an essential worker and need child care, contact your local child care referral agency here to find openings.

 

Centros de Enriquecimiento Regional COVID-19 (PARA TRABAJADORES ESENCIALES): Para apoyar a miembros de la comunidad que están sirviendo en posiciones vitales (trabajadores de la salud, socorristas, trabajadores de tránsito, u otro personal clave) que no tienen los medios para cuidar a sus hijos, el Departamento de Educación de la ciudad de Nueva York ha instalado los Centros de Enriquecimiento Regionales (RECs por sus siglas en inglés). Completa este cuestionario para empezar una inscripcion.
 
Los RECs están abiertos y operando de lunes a viernes desde las 7:30am hasta las 6:00pm. Los centros se encargarán de que los ninos tengan acceso a clases remotas, así como a actividades diversas en arte, música y otras actividades sociales.
 
Información acerca de inscripciones en esta página.
 
Si eres un trabajador esencial y necesitas cuidado para tu hijo, contacta tu agencia local de remision para cuidado de ninos aqui para encontrar cupos disponibles.

 


Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

 
nycfoundlingFamily Crisis Center at New York Foundling
Locations in each borough
Parenting Support Helpline 1(888) 435-7553
The New York Foundling main phone number (212) 633-9300
 
If you are facing a crisis impacting your family such as loss of housing, parental health issues, domestic violence, or other situation the Maria Crisis Lucadamo Nursery can provide short-term child care and holistic for you and your child while you are addressing these crises.
 
Call the Family Crisis Center and Nursery at 1(888) 435-7553 for help and emergency child care.
 
The New York Foundling that amanges the Nursery Care Center also has a wide array of programs and resources to help families together. Check them out here.