Help is on the way for parents in Buffalo struggling with remote learning.

As many as 48 “virtual learning centers” are opening across the city to help supervise children during the day while learning remotely amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Centers will begin opening as soon as Monday and run through the end of December.

The service is free for families earning less than 85% of the state median income.

Those interested can go online to, where they can find a participating center in their neighborhood and apply directly with the provider. Each center will have space for at least 20 students.

The learning centers, funded with emergency assistance from the federal government through Erie County, will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and serve more than 2,500 students across the city in grades K through eight.

The nonprofit Say Yes Buffalo is partnering with Buffalo Public Schools to help oversee the program.