Child-Care

  • If you are a first responder you can search here for childcare near you: https://emergencycare.inccrra.org/

  • The YMCA will also be supporting first responders, healthcare professionals, and other essential workers who are on the frontlines of this pandemic by supporting them with Emergency Response Childcare. The program is open for registration and will run M-F from 6:30 am - 7:30 pm starting Monday, April 6, 2020. It is open to children ages 5-12. The locations are currently being housed in Buehler and Irving Park YMCA locations. 

  • Enrollment for this program is open now. To register, call 773-905-5115.

  • “We are taking additional steps by providing daily health screenings at check-in, small classroom ratio sizes and activities that do not require close physical contact." The health and safety of the families we serve continues to be our top priority. We would not establish this offering without full confidence in our staff, our facilities and the additional methods we will be using to keep all of us safe during this time.” For more information visit: https://www.ymcachicago.org/blog/entry/childcare-for-first-responders-essential-workers-available-now