YMCA Emergency Childcare Program expands to Chesterfield and Henrico

Posted at 12:09 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 17:53:05-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- One day after Governor Ralph Northam announced all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic school year, the YMCA of Greater Richmond announced their emergency childcare program will expand to Chesterfield and Henrico Counties.

In addition to emergency childcare at its Downtown location, the YMCA of Greater Richmond will offer the service at four other locations: Shady Grove, Tuckahoe, Midlothian and Chester.

The new locations will begin the program on Monday, March 30.

The emergency childcare program was created to provide emergency childcare to elementary and middle school-aged children of essential medical personnel in Richmond.

The program has now been expanded to include the children of all essential personnel. Click here for more information on qualifications.

“These are unprecedented times unlike any we have been through, and we are honored to be able to serve in this capacity during this time of need,” said Tim Joyce, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Richmond.

The childcare services are available for grades kindergarten through eighth, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.