Childcare available through YMCA for healthcare workers, first responders

Childcare available through YMCA for healthcare workers, first responders 

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 childcare 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 childcare for emergency personnel (physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.).

Local school leaders are also working with the YMCA and other childcare providers to bring additional childcare options for emergency personnel to their school communities. Information regarding these options is forthcoming and updates will be posted on our website.   

For enrollment information in the YMCA school-age programs, please visit or call 518-869-3500.

 Families needing childcare resources for non-school-age children (birth to age five) can contact A Childs Place at Unity House at or 518-271-6777.

Additional childcare resources in the Capital Region can also be found by contacting BrightsideUp (formerly the Capital District Child Care Council) at or 518-426-7181.

If you are unsuccessful with any of the above links, please call our district office at 518.355.9200 and we will assist you.