Wake Co. School Alternatives & Resource Assistance

Educational Resources

Learning Together

Marbles Kids Museum

  • Get your Daily Dose of Play with FREE printable materials and activities!
  • Weekly Learn & Play Programs for ages 3-10 with half-day and longer-day options for school-aged participants. Kids will enjoy daily outdoor play, hands-on play-based learning, free play in the museum, and live remote instruction (school age program only). Click here for pricing and detail.

Poe Center

  • Now offering interactive, vital health education programs that have been converted to an online format.
  • As well as a compiled list of educational, fun, and useful resources along with local and state-wide information to help you stay active and healthy – both physically and mentally!


  • At-Home Learning provides free, curriculum-informed, over-the-air content on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel each weekday for students fourth through eighth grade, from 11 AM-2 PM, and ninth through twelfth grade, from 2 PM-5 PM (actual times may vary, please check the weekly schedule online here). These educational program blocks are available on the North Carolina Channel, available statewide for free over-the-air, through cable providers and streamed online here.
  • Learn & Grow offers tips and activities for ages 2-8 to assist with developing social skills, character, math, literacy, science, and arts.
  • Weekly lesson plans for kids to play and learn at home with PBS kids.

YMCA of the Triangle

  • Scholastic Support Centers are a place where K –8 students can go to participate in their online school or Virtual Academy classes. The program is offered either Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an extended day option for those who need full-day care, or as a full-day program from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hours vary by location, and exact times may vary depending on school system student attendance policies.
  • Other School Programs: Before School, After School, Homeschool, Preschool, and Learning Labs

Food Distribution

Text FOODNC to find free kids mealsFood Bank of Central and Eastern NC offers daily Grab & Go Meals for children 18 and under at locations around the Triangle.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s mobile markets and food pantry partners are helping to bring fresh, healthy, FREE food to anyone in need.

A number of schools and community centers will serve as food distribution sites for Wake County families.
  • Families may pick up food at these locations and times
  • Food will be distributed curbside to minimize safety concerns.
  • The food will be placed in sanitized food containers.
  • You will not be required to show ID and children do not have to be present with you to pick up food.
  • The Big Bus Food Truck is running on a tight schedule, so please arrive early. The bus must leave at its scheduled time in order to deliver food to other locations.

Emergency Childcare Options

Share this Article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Search for Articles

Recent Posts

Follow Us