Update March 20: Child care for emergency workers

As part of the COVID-19 response effort, the superintendents and school districts of the Capital Region BOCES are working with the Capital District YMCA to bring child care resources to the families of emergency personnel in local communities.

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, YMCA branch locations throughout the Capital Region will be offering school-age child care for emergency personnel (physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.). This includes the Duanesburg Y.

DCS is joining with local school leaders in working with the YMCA and other child care providers to bring additional child care options for emergency personnel to their school communities. Information regarding these options as they become available will be posted on our COVID-19/Coronavirus updates webpage.   
For enrollment information in the YMCA school-age programs, please visit www.CDYMCA.org/EmergencyChildcare/ or call (518) 869-3500.

Families needing child care resources for non-school-age children (birth to age five) can contact A Childs Place at Unity House at http://achildsplace.unityhouseny.org/ or (518) 271-6777.

Additional child care resources in the Capital Region can also be found by contacting BrightsideUp (formerly the Capital District Child Care Council) at https://www.brightsideup.org/find-child-care or (518) 426-7181.