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YMCA and schools partner for emergency school age care

In response to NYSED guidance regarding school closures due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York, we've developed this page to keep you informed of area daycare providers for essential health care workers and first responders. Please read the attached document for all the details.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester is working with the Monroe County School Superintendents to serve families in need. While this service is especially for health care workers and first responders, it is open to everyone.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester has a process in place to screen children at check-in and staff at the start of their shifts and will continue to enforce guidelines regarding children displaying symptoms of an illness.

In addition:

• Children should not be in attendance if they have an elevated temperature (of 100.5 or higher) or are displaying other symptoms of being sick.
• Children should not return until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours. If a child becomes ill during care, the YMCA will separate them from the group, and require parents/guardians to pick your child up within two hours of the call.
• Any staff showing symptoms will be advised to not come in.

At the direction of the New York State Office of Child and Family Services:

• If you have been tested and are positive for the virus, please utilize an emergency contact that is authorized to come pick up your child(ren).
• If you are being quarantined as a precautionary measure, without symptoms or a positive test, YMCA staff will walk your child(ren) to you at your vehicle. Please do not enter the building. Also, your child must not return to the childcare program for the duration of the quarantine. The Y will then consult with the Health Department to be advised on the next steps for the childcare center.

You can register online at for our east side, west side and Maplewood Family Y locations, which is preferred.

You can register in person at all locations. Register per day at $48.
Please also click on the following link for any support in the form of subsidies that you may need for childcare expenses: 


East Side District:
Bay View Family YMCA
Eastside Family YMCA
Schottland Family YMCA

City of Rochester:
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (in person registration only)

YMCA West Side District:
Northwest Family YMCA

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