Backup childcare option for eligible Doctors Council members – NYCDOE Regional Enrichment Centers for COVID-19

Dear Doctors Council member:

Working with New York City, along with other unions and stakeholders, we can share the following information from the City about Regional Enrichment Centers, the NYCDOE’s backup childcare option for health care workers, first responders, and, as we move forward, essential City personnel.  This is to assist during the COVID-19 response.  

The City will be ready to take care of children on Monday morning, March 23rd and thereafter.  We have been informed that this is for children 3-18 (and must be NYC residents).  

The City has launched the enrollment process for this service. 

Please read the attachment and information below.  

The City of New York is working to provide childcare for healthcare workers and first responders who are critical to the COVID-19 response efforts. We’re reaching out to you to inform you of a new childcare option.

For our community members who are serving in these vital roles and have no other means of childcare, the New York City Department of Education is setting up Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs). RECs will open on Monday, March 23rd and operate from 7:30am to 6:00pm (Monday-Friday), and will ensure that students have access to remote learning as well as various art, music, and other activities.

If your child is a New York City resident and you would like to enroll in one of these centers, please complete this REC Enrollment Form. There is an option for Doctors Council Members.  Please complete this form for each child you are seeking to enroll. You will then receive an email confirming your child’s center assignment.

Thank you for your service in keeping our city safe.  The City looks forward to supporting you and ensuring your children are in a safe, enriching space.

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