Childcare available for emergency personnel

The following media release was issued March 20 and updated March 23 by Capital District YMCA:

Capital District YMCA to Provide School-Age Childcare for Emergency Personnel at 9 Branch Locations Beginning Monday, March 23 at 7 a.m.

NEW! Capital District YMCA School-Age Childcare Now Covers “Essential” Workers, New Locations, a Daily Rate — Financial Assistance Offered!

ALBANY, NY (March 23, 2020) — The Capital District YMCA has extended care to cover “essential” workers. In addition to licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, there are many other “essential” workers.

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The Y has also partnered with several other organizations, such as the Victory Church, and is providing food for children in Albany, Greenbush, Schenectady and Troy.

Locations Providing Care:

Arbor Hill Elementary — 1 Arbor Drive, Albany, NY 12207

Eagle Point Elementary — 1044 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Giffen Elementary — 274 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202

Hoosick Falls Central School — 21187 NY RT 22, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

New Scotland Elementary — 369 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

Philip Schuyler Achievement — 676 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Sheridan Preparatory Academy — 400 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

YMCA Branches Providing Care:

Bethlehem — 900 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054

Duanesburg — 221 Victoria Drive, Delanson, NY 12053

Glenville — 127 Droms Road, Glenville, NY 12302

Greenbush — 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061

Greene County — 35 Rt. 81, Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, NY 12192

Guilderland — 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084

Schenectady — 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 Southern Saratoga — 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Troy — 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180

Online registration can be found at:

To provide childcare scholarship assistance for essential personnel during these unprecedented times, the Capital District YMCA sets a goal to raise $250,000 towards the BETTER TOGETHER FUND, an emergency childcare fund for essential personnel as defined by Governor Cuomo.

The Y always accepts families, regardless of their ability to pay. By contributing to the BETTER TOGETHER FUND, the people of our region will make a direct and immediate impact by helping the Y provide safe, high-quality care for children whose parents and guardians have no choice but to report to work.

“This is an opportunity for us to come together for our first responders, medical professionals, and essential workers, and help care for their children and lighten their financial burden, as they must report to work and keep our community healthy and safe,” noted Capital District YMCA President David Brown.

Please join the Capital District YMCA by demonstrating how we come together and serve those who need us the most. Visit today.