STEVE & KATE COUNSELORS AT HOME

New York

Book a vetted counselor in your home whenever you need one. Counselors will support your entire pod of kids in their respective virtual school offerings, and then lead activities for the rest of the day. Counselors bring stuff like: art supplies, a custom animation station, an iPad loaded with multi-media apps, games, cardboard construction supplies, water play, sports equipment, and they'll take kids on adventures in the neighborhood when permitted.

Book as many or few days as you need–there are no minimums. Cancel anytime before 4 pm the weekday before, and we’ll refund or reschedule the day—your call.

Questions? Comments? Reach out to your local Director, Andrew!

Call or text: 973-310-7143 | ny.athome@steveandkate.com

How It Works

Pair up with another family

Expand your pod up to 5* children (grades K-7) from any number of families when a parent is in the home, and up to 2 families when parents are out and about. How you divvy up costs with the other family is up to you.

Looking for a pod? Let us know! We'll connect you with other local families looking to pair up.

book a counselor online

Use the filters below to find available counselors who meet all your needs. Book a counselor for any number of refundable days, Monday-Friday.

Full Days ($320) cover 8 hours of care and all materials.

Half Days ($200) cover 4 hours of care and all materials.

counselor comes to you

Our counselor shows up at your home for 4 or 8 hours (exact times between 8 am and 6 pm are confirmed in the booking process).

They’ll help with distance learning (when relevant), and come fully equipped to lead play-based activities the rest of the day.

*For more individualized support in groups where children are from different classes and not following the same curriculum, we recommend starting with less than 5 children in the learning pod. Email us to discuss.

Build Your Dream Pod

We’re here to help tailor our Counselors At Home program to your individual needs. Whether you’re looking for on-site childcare for your business or school, need coverage for specific times, or just have some unique pod needs, we’d love to know. Reach out to your local director to chat about how we can customize our program to you.  

If you're looking for families to pair up with, we might be able to help. Just fill out this Family Interest form letting us know. If we hear from anyone else in your area with similar interests, we'll connect you!

Safety & Health First

After successfully running in-person camps across the country this past summer, we learned a thing or two about keeping families safe during this pandemic. All our directors and counselors have been trained on COVID regulations and best practices, and follow strict COVID policies and guidelines to ensure the safety of our kids, families, and staff members. 

All counselors will wear masks at all times while with children, and will complete a health screening questionnaire prior to each day of care. Parents will be given priority to rebooking their same counselor, giving families the opportunity to book consistent care to limit total exposure. We also limit the total amount of children any counselor can serve during a two week period of time. For more details, check out our Counselor At Home COVID policies, here.

Start Booking

Before you book, check out some of the important details.

$320/day covers up to 8 hours of care in your home or office for up to 5 children in K-7th grade, and $200/day covers up to 4 hours of care. If you’re sharing the cost of service with another family, you will need to coordinate reimbursement yourselves, or you can alternate which family pays for bookings through our system. Lunch and snacks are not included, but your Counselor can order food for delivery from DoorDash upon request, and we’ll charge your account later.

Before reserving a Counselor, carefully read their bio and review their “tags” to make sure they work in your neighborhood/city and fit ALL of the criteria that is important to you and the Counselor. You can filter on these tags by selecting 'More Filter Options' on the left hand side of our booking page. If your child will require medication during the day or in the event of an emergency (like an Epi-Pen), you must select a Counselor with the appropriate Health Certification tag (otherwise they cannot administer medication), unless a Parent / Guardian will be in the home or office at all times during service to administer medication if necessary.

If you need multiple dates, click "Select Appointments" for the first date you need, and you will be able to add additional dates that the Counselor is available on the next screen. While you can only reserve dates approximately one month out, if things are working out well with your Counselor you’ll be given the option to extend your dates.

For Counselors that are available for half-day AND full-day bookings, the base rate for their appointments will be $200, which covers 4-hours of care, and you will have the option to upgrade to full-day care for an additional $120 per day, for a total of $320. Be sure to add the option to upgrade to full-day care for the total number of days that you need it.

You can cancel free of charge for any reason by contacting your Director by 4pm the weekday prior to service (i.e. Friday for a Monday appointment). After 4pm the weekday prior to an appointment, there will be a $100 cancellation fee on full-day bookings and $50 on half-day bookings in order to pay our Staff for a portion of the missed booking.

With your consent and subject to local restrictions, Counselors are able to take children by foot on walks or trips to public spaces such as parks. In New York, counselors may supervise up to 5 kids, from two different families without a parent/guardian present.

Still have questions, or are you looking for something a bit different than our standard offering? You can reach out by email or phone to chat with your local Director.

If you’re ready to reserve a Counselor, you can use the filters below and start browsing!

If you don’t see any appointments listed on the page, it means all of our Counselors are booked! But don’t worry, we’re working hard to add more staff to our team, and we’ll contact you once we have more availability if you fill out our interest form: https://forms.gle/CC5gFmDqYCz1AUGk6

Questions & comments? You can find contact information for the Director in your region or use our Knowledge Base to find answers to frequently asked questions (including answers to our COVID policies for Counselors at Home).

For general questions, you can contact Steve & Kate's HQ at athome@steveandkate.com or 415-389-KIDS.