Childcare Support for CPS' Families and Employees

September 21, 2020

Cincinnati Public Schools and its community partners have collaborated to collect childcare opportunities for our students' families and employees.

CPS is not funding these initiatives but is helping coordinate childcare opportunities to help working parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ll add childcare opportunities here as we learn of them.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission

Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) is hosting a School Day Enrichment Program at multiple locations. This program provides supervised, in-person childcare for students engaged in remote learning during the hours of 7 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.

The first session is August 26 – September 25 at the following recreation centers:

  • Bond Hill
  • Bush
  • Clifton
  • College Hill
  • Corryville
  • Dunham
  • Evanston
  • Hirsch
  • Lincoln
  • Madisonville
  • McKie
  • Millvale
  • Mt. Washington
  • Oakley
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Price Hill
  • Sayler Park
  • Winton Hills

The program consist of small groups of students, no more than 15 per room.

CRC is working with CPS to ensure that district-provided devices can securely connect to WiFi at the recreation centers, but CRC cannot guarantee that at this time. Please note: This is not a tutoring program.

The School Day Enrichment program will operate in accordance with Cincinnati Public Schools' district plans. CRC is exploring future sessions that may be offered throughout the school year. Dates and program details are subject to change based on school schedules and health guidelines from the city or state.

Cost is $85 per week for the 7 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. school day portion. An optional after-school portion is available from 2:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.

This program accepts Ohio Department of Job and Family Services vouchers for the after-school portion. Vouchers cannot be used for the school-day portion.

Online registration is required; additional paperwork may need to be completed.

Scholarships are available — please click here to complete the scholarship application separately. No fees are due at enrollment.

Information: Call (513) 352-1616 or visit the Cincinnati Recreation Commission

High Achievers Aim High

High Achievers Aim High (HAAH) is hosting a Remote Learning Center for kindergarten through sixth grades beginning August 31.  

HAAH is a non-profit organization offering services for underrepresented youth in the Cincinnati area.

Licensed teachers and educators will provide supplemental lessons and activities, daily physical activities, and weekly arts and craft, science, and social-emotional learning activities. Free breakfast and snacks provided daily; students must bring their own lunch.

Students must bring laptops or tablets provided by their schools and all other necessary books and materials daily — classwork, homework, notes, activities and/or assignments.

The Remote Learning Center, 3060 Durrell Avenue, 45207, runs from 8 a.m.– 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $125 per week. (After care is available from 3–5 p.m. for an additional $30 per week.)

Register online at High Achievers Aim High   

Homeschool options are available. Call for information.

Information: Call (513) 815-5129 or email

Additional partner childcare opportunities: