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Hurricane Harvey Childcare Options

Please add options I don’t have here in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list.

 

Art Mix 

artmix labor day camp: september 5-8th:
for artists ages 3-15 years

students will enjoy creative, skill building fun, as they draw, paint and sculpt, and make masterpieces inspired by artists and artisans of the great state of texas!

Big Power Yoga

Boys and Girls Club

Congregation Emanuel on Sunset at Mandell is offering free childcare for parents trying to clean up. Children must be toilet trained. (FILLED)

City Art Works Parents whose children are not in school the week of September 6-9th may bring them to City ArtWorks studios in Spring Branch for art classes from 10am to noon Tuesday through Friday. Children who show proof of free-lunch certificates or whose homes have flooded are welcomed at no charge. All others will be registered at a reduced rate for $120 for the four days of two hour-classes.

Conmigo  With HISD and other schools out again next week, Conmigo Spanish is hosting a “Harvey Day Camp” next Friday, Sept 8th from 9 – 2 p.m. $50 per child. Ages 4-8. Register by emailing conmigospanish@gmail.com. Spots are limited to first 20.

Discover Gymnastics  Due to HISD’s postponed school start date with affects from Hurricane Harvey, we will be offering Camp on Tuesday, Sept.5th through Friday, Sept.8th. Full Days and Half Days are available. Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up will NOT be available. Limited spaces open for Camp next week. Please call us at 713-680-0045 if you need to enroll in Camp.

Figlia Foods Cooking Camp 3 hour camps, 3 days, $180.

Gymboree I received an email from Sarah on the list you guys are compiling and wanted to share that all 4 of the Gymboree centers are open and hosting community open gym from 9:00-2:00. We are going to be open Sat, Sun and even on labor day to invite families in. This is the least we can do to give back to the community.

Mad Science Price varies according to location. Between 100 and 250 dollars.

Main Street Theater $30 a day.

Monart Camps half priced.

Museum of Natural Science Camp from 8 to 3, a pop-up camp, $30 a day.

Language Kids We have reopened a Spanish immersion summer camp at the Bellaire location for next week. We know many parents are struggling with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Some parents are dealing with flooded homes and other parents need to get back to work, and most school districts have postponed the start of classes until September 11. Children need to get back into a routine, but also to have fun, play and learn. We hope this can help. If your home was flooded, we can provide your child with a scholarship. (FILLED)

Nature Discovery Center — I heard they are offering classes, but cannot find a link. (FILLED)

Rice University is working on a program for its staff. I imagine other companies are, too.

Texas Rock Gym  $65 a day, $290 a week Please plan to pack a lunch and snacks. If circumstances make it difficult for you to do so, just let us know ahead of time and we will make arrangements to have food for your child. Due to staffing limits we will have to cap participation to 50 kids per day.

The Tailored Teacher  Drop off care for demo work or just a parent break after the week. We will be available Saturday 9/2, and Monday, 9/4- Friday 9/8. Follow this link to sign up. Select Parents Night Out (yes, we know it’s actually for Day!) and the day and time you will be dropping your children off. https://www.tailoredteacherllc.com/book-online

Urban Movement $20 from 9 to 1 per day.

YMCA Camps Day long YMCA camps. $80 a week or free if you have YMCA childcare already. Several locations participate, camp is from 7 am to 6 pm.

Kompany Kids on 2030 Post Oak in the Galleria area is open beginning Tuesday. I can’t find details but they can be contacted at 713-621- 4006.

Theater under the St

ars or Tuts has a special extension of their summer camps broken down into three different age groups. It costs $150 and is 9 am to 3 pm

Friday Nite Live has free childcare from September 5th to 7th to aide in Harvey recovery.

 

 

 

September 1, 2017

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