NYC Learning Lab


8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 



As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning  Labs is a new program that will provide FREE child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. 


The H.E.S. has been selected to operate an NYC Learning Bridges/Lab for students who attend P.S. 272 Curtis Estabrook or P.S. 276 Louis Marshall.


What does this mean? 


Starting September 29th, all families who register (or have already registered) with their local DOE school for the blended learning model* will be eligible to apply for this FREE NYC program, at the H.E.S., on days your child is not attending in-person schooling.
The program will operate Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.  within the H.E.S. facility located at 9502 Seaview Avenue.
Program available for K-8 graders attending the following schools:
  • P.S. 272 Curtis Estabrook 
  • P.S. 276 Louis Marshall


Students will be provided with supervision during virtual schooling, educational support, alongside additional interactive programming during their typical school hours.
To apply please follow the steps below:
  1. Complete the DYCD Application

    Need help completing the online application? Call 311 or the H.E.S. 718.241.300 for assistance. In-person registration is available Thursdays until October 1st from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. 

    1. If you already filled out the expression of interest form, you do not need to complete another application.
  2. Await notification of program acceptance and placement from the DYCD
  3. Complete the H.E.S. Registration 


After school programming is available at cost for those families needing care post 3:00 P.M.


Please visit our SONYC specific page for additional information, including information on the SONYC program, a free NYC after school program, at the H.E.S., for district 18 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. 




*Families must be registered with their local DOE school to participate in the blended learning model for the 2020-2021 school year; this means your child is attending in-person schooling for a portion of the week and virtual for the remaining days. 


In case you missed the link above make sure to click below and complete your 20-21 NYC Learning Lab H.E.S. registration.