Emergent Childcare Program

FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL:
 
The New York Football Giants have generously funded a new program at the Meadowlands YMCA to provide childcare at NO COST TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS for 10 weeks beginning March 26th.
 

To register, please fill out the Registration form below and email the form to Auldine at alatko@meadowlandsymca.org attaching an image of your employee picture ID and a recent paystub (this is not a financial need program so you may black out pay info).

REGISTRATION FORM  Please note: To attend the program each child must have a 100% complete CampDoc profile that includes full medical history of the child and the standard permissions necessary to participate in programs at the YMCA. Shortly after registration, you will receive a link via email to complete this process.

 

Please note: to attend the program each child must have a 100% complete CampDoc profile that includes full medical history of the child and the standard permissions necessary to participate in programs at the YMCA. Shortly after registration, you will receive a link via email to complete this process.



SCHOOL IS IN SESSION: Throughout the weekday, staff will supervise and assist each child with their virtual or distance learning assignments.

SAFETY: We will provide an environment with strict safeguards for both children and staff including small child to staff ratios, and all standard health protocols.

New health protocols will include:

  • Everyone entering the building is screened daily through survey and temperature assessment
  • We adhere to specific COVID-19 standards for cleaning and sanitizing as per the Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control 
  • The program will honor social distancing as much as possible 
  • We have an emergency plan in place should there be the onset of symptoms for a child or adult present during the program. This includes separation, social distancing and immediate communication to all involved via text and email followed by phone calls.
  • In compliance with DOH, space is limited

 

The YMCA is largest childcare provider in the nation and our goal is always to serve families in need. As advised by the Department of Children and Family Services, we will continue to weigh the risk of public health against the necessity of providing a service that is much needed by families. We will continue to appropriately react to the shifting landscape as we move forward.



DO YOU WANT TO HELP? We have a great community of caring people and businesses - some of whom are trying to figure out ways to help.  One of the things they may choose to do is help the essential workers by providing them with free childcare through a donation to the Y dedicated to this service.  The cost to care for each child (ages: infants -12 years old) is $300/week or $60 per day.

 


FOR OTHER WORKERS:

If you are considered an essential worker and are in need of childcare, this emergent program is flexible and affordable.  The daily subsidized fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.  To register, please fill out the Registration form below and email it to Auldine at alatko@meadowlandsymca.org.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 
We are all in this together. 
 
 
For more information, you may contact Amy Costa at acosta@meadowlandsymca.org or 201-955-5300 ext 212. 
 
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