FAQ

Is my child a good fit for Turning Tides?


Turning Tides is meant to provide support and educational enrichment for children in grades Kindergarten through Twelfth in Carroll County Public Schools. We hope to provide an alternative support in a stable environment for students with limited access to technology and support at home. This program is meant to serve students with an IEP or 504 plan, and/or those struggling with mental health issues or lack of support at home.




How will my children get to and from the Center?


As of right now, we have no ability to transport students to and from the Center. Parents / Guardians will be responsible to get their kids to the Center and pick them up promptly at 12pm or 3:30pm based on their scheduled time slot.




Does my child need to pack a lunch?


No! We will provide a lunch for each child from the Maryland Food Bank. Your child may choose to bring their own lunch, however.




What should my child bring with them to the Center?


Your child will need to have the information required to access their virtual learning platform provided by Carroll County Public Schools. They should also bring any paper packets or technology provided to them by the school system. Your child will have access to school supplies and enrichment activities as needed and will not need to bring their own supplies.




What is the cost of the program?


The Turning Tides program, like all of Together We Own It's programs, are free for children and families. For those able and interested in contributing financially, we would encourage you to make a donation at www.togetherweownit.org/donate or purchase supplies from our Amazon wishlist (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2DHJVXYKWJIW8?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR2V84FRlDiteJUUXmL0Ph5EKd6Mvkd1DzfbVan3xK5YI6I0Npao7vsA4I8).




Does your site provide childcare?


NO! Together We Own It is a community center for children and families to drop in and receive necessary support and services. We are NOT a childcare facility. Our programs are not designed to supplement childcare, but to support families who are struggling with equitable access to resources.





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