Emergency Childcare

The Richard Kane YMCA is offering emergency daily, weekday childcare to Essential Workers who are required to report to work and do not have access to other care. This service is in place to assist during this community crisis and is a temporary function of the YMCA.

Ages and Curriculum

Emergency Childcare is for ages 1-12. Youth will participate in a wide array of fun activities such as arts, crafts, games, literacy, STEAM and more.  This program is free to first responders (EMT, Fire Department, Police), Hospital Personnel, Nursing Home Workers with children between 5-12 years of age. This program is $20 a day for all other essential workers and children between 1-4 years of age. Financial Assistance is available. Hours of care will be provided based on your need (Between 6am-9pm). We will provide the necessary meals and snacks for your children. A letter from your employer stating that you are essential personnel is required.

What to Expect
  • Small groups with a 1:5 ratio as well as other forms of social distancing.

  • Staff health and safety practices to ensure the program only has essential staff in spaces where programs are occurring.

  • Facility cleaned at the end of the program day.

  • Curbside drop-off and pick-up, parents will not be allowed in our facility.

  • Each child’s temperature will be taken during drop-off.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day will be provided as well as water for each child throughout the program day.

For more information and to register for this care please email Kenneth Wilson at kennethwilson@rkymca.org. Our team will be in touch to assist with the next steps in the registration process with those who show interest and meet the criteria for the program.