Return to Learn

What would it look like if every child in Johnson County was able to thrive through this challenging school year?

Childcare Resources

Employers Supporting Families with Children at Home During the Pandemic and Beyond


Flexible and family-forward policies are essential to retaining and recruiting valuable employees but are often difficult to design and implement. Thankfully, Johnson County employers are coming up with creative ways to help their employees meet the unique challenges of the pandemic. Check out the “Employers Supporting Families with Children at Home” resource guide for a list of 15 Ideas to Support Employees with Childcare or Online Schools Needs.

Additional Childcare Resources


Komae is a cooperative childcare app, providing a flexible care management option for parents. On Komae, parents swap ‘Komae Points’ with other families as a way to manage and coordinate care for their children within a trusted network. I sit for you. You sit for me. We don’t pay for sitters anymore. Huzzah! Learn more.

Child Care Resource & Referral

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) provides services that help parents make informed choices about the care of their children. Learn more. 

DHS Child Care Availability Map

The Child Care Availability Map provides information on registered childcare providers, registered capacity, and child care availability. Learn more. 

K-12 Return to Learn Resources

Tutoring Resources

Interested in becoming a tutor or hiring a tutor for your child? Check out the resources below:

University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center


Varsity Tutors

Iowa EdTech Collaborative

From producing and providing educational content to advanced visualization technologies and educational assessment solutions, Iowa has EdTech solutions providers that can help transform your classroom (or home!) and the lives of educators and students. Learn more.

Join Wave Learning Festival for curricular tutoring services, guest speaker events, and “Tides” of month-long courses for an engaging and out-of-the-box learning experience! All of our offerings are free and online, in an effort to make opportunities accessible to all during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Learn more here.

Support Neighborhood NESTS

Neighborhood NESTS serve as a safe space with trusted adults, where children and young adults can gather for academic success and emotional wellbeing this school year. Learn more and support here.

School District Information

Stay up to date on our area’s School Districts Return to Learn plans.

Iowa City Community School District

Clear Creek Amana School District


Solon Community School District

Wellbeing Resources

It is a difficult time for us all. If you or your child are in need of wellbeing services, we recommend you check out the resources below:

UAY Counseling Services

Greater Good Magazine: Science-Based Insights for a Meaningful Life

Support Local Education

Support organizations in our community who are actively working to support our K-12 education efforts.

Iowa City Community School District Foundation

Community Foundation of Johnson County

United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties