YMCA Offering Childcare for Essential Workers


The YMCA of Austin is offering child care for children of healthcare workers, first-responders and all other essential workers at four area locations. 

Care is available for children ages 3-12, and children are required to bring a sack lunch. During the day, kids will enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, games, movies, snacks, and supervision from experienced, expert Y staff. Children will be divided into small groups throughout the Y facilities, and proper social spacing will be maintained at all times.

Register now

  • $150 per week
  • Financial Assistance available

To ensure the safety of children, families and workers, YMCA staff will be employing the following measures:

  • Children will be dropped off and picked up outside the Y facilities
  • Health questions are asked of parents and children prior to arrival
  • Children’s temperatures will be taken by Y staff outside the facility at drop-off
  • Ratios are maintained - 9 children to 1 staff ratio; 10 person limit per room
  • Adherence to social distancing requirement of 6 feet
  • Children showing signs of illness will be separated and parents will be called for pickup
  • Facility will be deep cleaned daily with hourly wipe-downs
  • Staff members wear gloves and mask
  • Children over the age of 10 must wear mask

For more information about childcare contact eacy@austinymca.org.

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Ishmael Behrhorst
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