Virtual Learning Support Centers implemented in Erie County

Modified: October 13, 2020 10:44am

Erie County has been working with local child care organizations, providers, school districts and community organizations to create Virtual Learning Support Centers (VLSCs). These are supervised programs that children can attend on the days they are designated to complete their school work remotely. The aim of the VLSC establishment is to ensure that they are opening and operating in accordance with regulations set by New York State's re-opening plans as well as the Erie County Department of Health. 

Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte discusses Virtual Learning Support Centers

VLSCs will be in operation between October 5, 2020 through December 31, 2020, and are open to everyone residing within each school district. VLSCs are intended to accommodate children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are learning remotely and whose parents are working outside the home. Students registered for VLSC programs are required to attend at least one day per week. 

VLSCs are free of charge for parents earning less than 85 percent of the State Median Income. This threshold includes:


Family Size          85% of State Median Income - Fiscal Year 2021

      1                        $52,196

      2                        $68,256

      3                        $84,317

      4                        $100,337

      5                        $116,437

      6                        $132,498

      7                        $135,509

      8                        $138,520


Pick-up and drop-off times will vary by location, but supervised support will be available during school hours at all locations. 

For information on the Virtual Learning Support Center Resource Page, Click Here.

To see a map of the Student Virtual Learning Support Centers in Erie County, Click Here