School Age & Educational Resources

We know that working parents need additional support. Whether you are looking for in-person school age care, e-learning options, tutoring support, or finding care on your own, we have a variety of resources to help.

#SafeSocial: Social Media’s Impact on Mental Health

Studies show the average person spends up to 6 hours a day on social networking sites, and the number is even higher for kids. Social media is hard to ignore so abstinence might not an option, but you can still practice #SafeSocial. Join as Bailey Parnell illustrates how the current social media landscape impacts mental wellbeing, explain the effects it has on us and our kids, and offer five steps towards #SafeSocial.

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Finding School Age Care

Make summer a success! Whatever your summer plans are, Care@Work has resources to help. Eligible employees have access to a free Premium Membership, Backup Care, Expert Assistance, and Nanny Share. Learn more about the benefits available to you here.

Through a partnership with LOCATE: Child Care, a service of the Maryland Family Network, we provide enhanced child care information and referral services to all Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, and full-time postdocs, residents, and doctoral students who are fully funded by a wage or stipend. Once you’re registered, you’ll get individual counseling to assess your child care needs and then be matched with available services, and receive referrals to registered school-age programs, summer programs and camps, as well as follow-up assistance until placement is found. LOCATE also provides materials on specialized child care options and services, federal income tax credits for families, and Maryland state financial assistance programs. Request service now or call 1-800-999-0120.

Komae is a cooperative child care app that provides a flexible child care management option. Komae enables parents to identify and vet families with similar parenting styles and COVID-19 protocol practice to build their pod for shared childcare and education. Be sure to check out their website and this user guide. To get started, download the app, create your account and join the Hopkins group.

Tutoring, e-Learning & Educational Resources

Streamline Learning

  • Streamline Learning is a holistic, comprehensive education company dedicated to unlocking the brilliant learner in every student. We do this by providing and capitalizing on deep insights into how our students learn and specific behaviors around learning that are impeding their potential. We specialize in test prep and academic coaching. Johns Hopkins employees can take advantage of a free webinar with the purchase of any service.

Varsity Tutors

  • Welcome to your school away from school. Conquer the school year with free live online classes, personalized 1-on-1 tutoring, and complete learning-at-home solutions with Varsity Tutors. Hopkins employees receive a 20% discount on expert live instruction for students of all ages. Learn more about the tools and resources available to you here.

School@Home by Nanny Network

  • eLearning Aides: Connecting online using a Zoom format, eLearning Aides know how to make learning fun through a computer screen. They can help keep your children organized with their school work and on task with their daily assignments, all while building smiles and giggles into the process. This service is best for kids ages 5 and up; recommended session times of 1-2 hours (maximum of 4 hours).
  • Private Educators: In-home care providers who possess a strong teaching background and can provide an advanced level of academic support, structure, and consistency to your child’s school year. Many are current or past teachers, tutors, and/or professional nannies, all with a college degree. They can be hired on a temporary or permanent basis. Temporary Private Educators are available for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Families who are interested, can share a Private Educator or create a learning pod (two family maximum).

Hopkins Resources:

Additional Resources for Families of School Age Children
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education: as a leader in evidence-based educational policy and practice, the Johns Hopkins School of Education is on the front lines shaping how our profession responds to the challenges. This site is a trove of timely and relevant research, expertise, guidance, and resources to help families, teachers, and district leaders emerge from the crisis stronger than ever.
  • IDEALS Institute: the Institute for Innovation in Development, Engagement, and Learning Systems (IDEALS) at the Johns Hopkins School of Education is committed to ensuring everyone has lifelong access to high-quality care and education. The IDEALS staff have compiled a number of resources that they have found personally useful in support children, families, and caregivers during this challenging time.

Please note: Johns Hopkins does not endorse the following resources, their services, nor any care arranged. This information is shared in our effort to provide information useful to our community.