BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The local non-profit Prime Time Palm Beach County is offering easy ways to keep children learning while quarantining at home.
Typically, the organization is a program for students when they're out of school, with special curriculums for varying age groups from Kindergartners to eighth-graders. Each program is aimed at helping children thrive academically and socially.
Since South Florida remains under lock-down, Prime Time PBC has moved its learning tools online.
Right now there are more than 600 links provided, for free, with videos and hands-on activities tailored for each grade level.
The Director of Community Partnerships at Prime Time PBC, Nicole Edwards, explained, "We have 21 different organizations that provide really cool and unique educational experiences... If you’re feeling like you want to explore nature, you can do that. You could get a little active. Or you could do something science-based."
The activities are created by local organizations like the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Zoo, Florida Fishing Academy, and FAU Educational Center, among many others.
"Kids really want that connection. And for many kids, after-school professionals are the one caring adult in their lives, and so any means necessary to connect with them is what we’re going for," said Katherine Gopie, the Director of Professional Development
To visit the website, click here. Just scroll down and click on whichever group interests your family.
The example activity that CBS12 News used in the newscast can be found here.