A health crisis puts incredible strain on our health care and infrastructure systems. With most Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware school districts closed, parents are often forced to choose between work and providing necessary child care.
This is hard for any parent, especially parents in health care and essential services - as missing a day of work may mean less hands providing life-saving care and essential services to members of our community who need it most.
That's why we are proud to offer the Y Childcare Relief Program for hospital personnel and other essential workers who must continue to work during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The YMCA is honored to provide this service to help hospital teams and other essential workers provide critical community care without worrying about childcare. With a special waiver from the Governor and local city officials, the Greater Philadelphia YMCA is able to provide childcare for all hospital personnel and others deemed as essential workers so they can provide life sustaining services.
To keep children, families, and staff safe, the Y has instituted enhanced safety measures including all staff/parents/children at each participating site to be screened by a nurse upon entering the facility.
Child care services will be offered Monday through Friday, 6:00 am -6:00 pm for children 6 weeks-12 years of age (ages vary per location).
Children enrolled in the childcare service will receive access to a full curriculum including stem, art, and homework help to continue to provide the tools to grow and develop.
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Enhanced security procedures are also in place to monitor anyone coming in and out of facility, constant nurse monitoring of staff and children’s health throughout the day, daily cleaning and sanitizing of all areas of facility, and no personal toys allowed on-site.
All children and staff will be practicing CDC and nurse-directed safety precautions. Children will be taught distancing and hand-washing practices in fun, instructional manner.
See booklet below for further details.
We understand the uncertainty right now is at an all-time high and the thought of donating to a non-profit seems a stretch. We want you to know, the money you are able to donate to us will go directly to funding our work around providing emergency childcare relief for hospital personnel so they can care for everyone else.
If these critical workers cannot make it to work, their ability to care for people during this crisis is compromised.
We appreciate you considering how you can help.
Greater Philadelphia YMCA
400 Fayette St., Suite 250, Conshohocken, PA 19428
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