Westchester County Executive George Latimer is finding solutions for the new challenges faced each day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, Latimer is announcing the opening of “Remote Learning Centers” – sites where children of essential workers can safely and effectively attend a remote learning school day.

Latimer said: “The County government is working hard each day to overcome the many obstacles this pandemic has thrown the way of Westchester residents. Essential workers have no choice but to go to work so they can provide the services we all rely on, and this is another way for us to support them.”

As of today, 17 Centers are operational with another three opening shortly. The centers provide remote learning assistance to the children of essential workers, aged five to 12, with some centers providing lunch and snacks.

While these centers have been operational since late last year, additional funding was provided so that they can run until the end of the 2020/2021 school year.

All centers have been provided with additional connectivity to allow for the children to connect to their virtual classrooms.  Each center is screening the children as they arrive each day to monitor any potential COVID-19 spread. All staff and students are required to be masked.

Centers, which have a 1:5 staff to student ratio, are following the school calendars, in conjunction with the district that particular center is in.

For more information, contact Director of Policy and Programs, Childcare/Education Rosie Finizio by phone at (914) 995-2501 or by e-mail at .

Finizio said: “Westchester County stands ready to assist first responders who are juggling keeping us safe and the educational needs of their child. Our staff is here to ensure your child has a safe, comfortable and nurturing place to navigate the new remote-learning world they have been forced into due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”