DALLAS—As some schools continue online learning, parents are now forced to consider what the future holds with another semester of home schooling on top of ever-changing work needs. With that conundrum in mind, WorkSuites, the co-working concept with a variety of officing options, recently launched a "Zoom Room" at all 20 locations (16 locations throughout DFW and four locations in Houston).

This program offers an additional free private space for clients' kids to study, take online classes or just play on iPads while their parents work. WorkSuites clients may reserve a private office for any child older than 7 for up to two hours per day three days a week at no charge. And, college students looking for a safe learning space can receive a 50% discount on any co-working membership while universities are closed, partially closed or virtual.

Tosha Bontrager, senior director of brand and products at WorkSuites, recently shared insights into the reasoning behind the Zoom Room, how it has been received, its safety measures and how it's making a difference.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.