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Kids’ Day Out Program Offers Flexible Child Care for Working Parents

Posted on September 29, 2020

Johnstown, PA (September 30, 2020) – Parents can breathe a sigh of relief on holidays, teacher in-service days, snow days and winter break with The Learning Lamp’s Kids’ Day Out (KDO) program. It offers child care on days when school is not in session, but parents still have to work. With locations in Richland, Westmont, Jennerstown, and Ebensburg, there’s no reason to panic over a school cancellation. 

Each KDO day offers activities centered on a unique theme. Students from kindergarten to sixth grade will learn through hands-on exploration as they spend the day under the sea, saluting our Veterans, searching for items on a scavenger hunt, traveling the world to celebrate the holidays, and much more!

“While snow days and holidays are a great source of fun for children, any day schools are closed puts a lot of extra stress on parents to find alternate child care plans,” said Lauren Stem, school-age programs manager at The Learning Lamp. “We plan activities so each KDO day is special and memorable for your children so they won’t lose the magic of having a day off from school.”

KDO is available at four sites: The Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center in Richland, The Little Learning Lamp in Westmont, The Learning Lamp Center for Children in Jennerstown, and Cambria Elementary School in Ebensburg. Children do not have to attend these schools or programs to take part in Kids’ Day Out. Hours at our Westmont site are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For Richland, Jennerstown, and Ebensburg sites, the program runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A minimum of five children must enroll for the program to take place.

Parents interested in signing up their children for Kids’ Day Out should contact Lauren at 814-262-0732 extension 243. For more information on The Learning Lamp’s other programs, visit thelearninglamp.org. 


The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. In 2019, The Learning Lamp served 31,329 youth/adults from 53 public school districts and 78 other schools and organizations in 19 Pennsylvania counties. 

Our programs include: one-to-one tutoring; before/after school programs; portable classrooms aimed at building math and science skills; alternative education programs for at-risk students; evidence-based prevention programs; online learning and credit recovery; SAT preparation; educationally-focused child care; literacy-based preschool programs; and grant writing and project consulting for schools.

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