COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

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Breakfast and lunch are served daily from 10am - 2pm. 

WIFI/INTERNET RESOURCES:

UPDATED AS OF 3/30/2020

Internet Essentials

Comcast’s Internet Essentials (IE) program is offering families who meet certain criteria, two months of free internet service in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) related school closings.

The fastest way to take advantage of the two-months free offer is to sign up from a smartphone, tablet, or computer at https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.

Xfinity Public Hot Spots

Xfinity has opened up all of their public hotspots to non-Xfinity customers. If you are within a coverage area, you can connect to the “xfinitywifi” WiFi, and accept the terms and conditions.

Visit HERE for more information.

 

T-Mobile / Metro PCS Customers

As of March 13, 2020, all T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will automatically have unlimited smartphone data through May 13 (excluding roaming).

Visit  HERE or HERE for more information.

 

OCTO Free Public WiFi

The DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) has installed hotspots in every Ward to provide convenient, citywide Wi-Fi Internet access.

Visit https://octo.dc.gov/wifi to find the nearest public WiFi spot to you.

 

THRIVE MARKET:

THRIVE MARKET has launched a Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund. It will provide $150 grocery stipends to any family facing health or financial hardships due to COVID-19. For the next 30 days, 100% of Thrive Market member donations at checkout will go toward this effort and we will match every donation dollar for dollar.

If your family or someone you know needs support, send a message or short video explaining the situation to covid19relief@thrivemarket.com. Stipends will be awarded to members, Gives members, and non-members alike, and will be based purely on need.

Ongoing Live Opportunities: 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Every Day at 1:00PM (available for live stream afterwards)

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Daily Cooking Classes for Kids and Families with DELISH 

Every Day at 1:00PM (available for live stream afterwards)

Heads up, parents! Delish's editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids will be going live on Instagram every week day at 1pm EST to share cook-along videos for you and your little ones. Or just you—we do not judge. Come back here each week so you can sneak a peek at what we'll be cooking (and make your shopping list). And don't stress if you can't join us in real time; the videos will be saved on our Instagram for 24 hours. See you in the kitchen… 

https://www.delish.com/food-news/g31786555/delish-instagram-live-kids-cooking-class/

 

Dance Parties and DJ Lessons with Hesta Prynn

Under normal circumstances, Hesta Prynn can usually be found DJing for fashion brands and celebrity shindigs—she created Alexandra Ocasio Cortez's official playlist—but these days she's stuck at home with her 6-year-old, just like the rest of us. To save us all from weeks of Kidzbop or Baby Shark, she's releasing family-friendly playlists every few days on Spotify. Have an older kid who dreams of becoming a DJ? Prynn is also giving virtual DJ lessons via her Instagram stories.

 

Ballet Classes with Tiler Peck

1PM Everyday 

If your child has always wanted to take ballet class with a famous ballerina, now is their chance. Tiler Peck, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, is teaching daily ballet classes every day at 1 pm EST via Instagram Live. Throw on a pair of ballet slippers and join in as she takes dancers through basic stretching and ballet positions. She even throws in some pointe work at the end for more advanced dancers. Tiler Peck Instagram

 

The Cincinatti Zoo Home Safari

Everyday at 3:00PM - Facebook Live

The zoo may be closed, but your kids can still learn about their favorite animals without leaving the house. The Cincinnati Zoo is hosting "Home Safaris" each day at 3 pm EST on Facebook Live. Each day they'll highlight one of their resident animals—like Rico, the Brazilian porcupine—and they'll also include an activity that kids can do from home. If you miss the live videos, you can always catch it later on the zoo's YouTube channel.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2915534028492292/

 

The Hootenanny Music Class

Everyday at 1:00 PM

Don't let the music stop just because school isn't in session. Kids can tune in for daily jam sessions with their favorite family-friendly groups, thanks to YouTube and Facebook. Tune in every afternoon at 1 p.m EST for The Hootenanny, a music class that's pure silly fun.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPPfqaKDjxylCh_rS3YwAQ

 

Lil Maestros Online Music Class

Every Day at 3:00 PM

Older kids who want to use their time at home to learn to play an instrument can take advantage of Ausounds L'il Maestros online music classes. The five week sessions are totally free, and teach guitar, piano, percussion, music theory, improvisation, and more. The classes also feature special appearances by famous musicians as well as industry experts. The live virtual lessons air every weekday at 3 p.m. EST.

Take an online music class with L'il Maestros


 

The Dragon Quest Challenge (Coding for kids 8-18)

Begins April 3rd - 21 day event 

There's no better time for kids to become coding wizards than when they're stuck at home and want to zone out in front of a screen. Kids ages 8 to 18 can take CodeWizardHQ's totally free coding challenge, called The Dragon Quest. The 21-day virtual event gets aspiring coders to complete 21 levels of Python and JavaScript challenges with one final question where participants write their own code. Designed to spark a passion for coding and teach valuable coding skills, this is a great free resource for kids thinking of making coding a career (or even just a fun hobby). The challenge begins on April 3, 2020.

Get Coding with the Dragon Quest Challenge

(202) 724-4841

2425 N St NW, Washington, DC  20037

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