Child Care for Emergency Care/Essential Workers
HERE WHEN YOU NEED US MOST
During this unprecedented time for our community, our state, and our country, the Y is stepping in to help fill community needs where we can be most helpful. Child Care Resources of Rockland, Rockland BOCES and the Rockland County YMCA have collaborated to provide EMERGENCY CHILDCARE for essential employees🚑👩🔬🚓 Currently, we are offering these services at 2 locations- Upper Nyack Elementary School & West Haverstraw Elementary School. We will be following all recommendations to keep these children and families as safe as possible. Child Care will include time for school work and other group activities.
If you are considered an essential worker, reside in Rockland County and need emergency childcare, complete the survey in this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HSNNYJ and contact: for West Haverstraw - Juliet Allen- JAllen@rocklandymca.org for Upper Nyack - Danielle Aspinall - DAspinall@rocklandymca.org or Lucy Reedy- LReedy@rocklandymca.org
First responders and medical workers can now connect with school-age childcare in Rockland County during the coronavirus epidemic.
The YMCA of Rockland County, Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc., and local school districts have joined efforts to ensure essential workers have access to school-age care.
So far, two public schools have opened space — Upper Nyack Elementary and West Haverstraw Elementary are hosting one class each.
Attendance varies, depending on workers' needs. "We're there for them even if they want to come one day a week or two days a week or three days a week," said Charles Maze, CEO of the Rockland County YMCA.
The childcare is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
"We would welcome children of parents (from) anywhere as long as they work in Rockland County," Maze said.
Families can register at Child Care Resources of Rockland, childcarerockland.org, by following the COVID-19 link and filling out the child-care needs survey or calling 845-425-0009 extension 0 between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Children in the emergency child care program at the Upper Nyack School created a rainbow for the Facebook 845 Rainbow Hunt. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Rockland County YMCA and Child Care Resources of Rockland are providing the state mandated school-age childcare for first responders during the coronavirus shutdown of schools. (Photo: Submitted Photo)