YMCA provides emergency childcare to healthcare workers

Posted at 7:00 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:05:37-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is now offering emergency child care for essential healthcare staff.

The YMCA says they have began to provide childcare to healthcare workers from Sentara, Riverside, Bon Secours, and other hospitals at the Hampton Family YMCA. R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA in Williamsburg, Tom & Ann Hunnicutt Family YMCA in Newport News, and the YMCA Wiley Child Development Center in Kilmarnock.

YMCA added four new sites for emergency childcare on Wednesday. New sites include Luter Family YMCA in Smithfield, Victory Family YMCA in Yorktown, Middlesex Family YMCA, and Warsaw Baptist Church run by Richmond County Family YMCA.

“Our mission is to serve and strengthen all in our community, and that mission is even more critical now,” said Adam Klutts, President & CEO of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas. “We’ve been working with local hospitals and agencies to understand their needs and determine how we can best support them during this time, as well as developing additional support for our entire community.”

Group sizes have been reduced to no more than nine children and spaces within each Y have been strategically selected to adhere to the six feet social distancing directive.

Child care is available for children five to 12-years-old from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. Pre-school care is available for children two to five-year old.

For both members and non members the cost per child a day is $40.

Registration is offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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