We are here for our community.
As the Coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are helping to solve a growing problem for the essential employees continuing to work to keep our community safe, healthy, and functioning.
The Y will provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for children to learn, play, and interact. Activities will include exercise, games, enrichment, and academic support. We will strictly follow all local, state, and national health and safety regulations, including a ratio of nine students to one teacher.
As an established childcare provider, the Y will always be a safe place for parents to trust their kids are taken care of. With certified, trained staff, we’re doing everything possible to resolve this need for our families and to maintain a clean and healthy environment for all in our care.
Ages: 3 months –12 years
Operational Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Greater Naples YMCA
|Infants (3-12 mos)||$200||Please contact us for availability|
|1 years old||$175||Please contact us for availability|
|2 years old||$150||Please contact us for availability|
|3 & 4 year olds||$125||Please contact us for availability|
|5 - 12 years old||$100||Click here to register|
*This care will be offered until further notice in accordance to state guidelines.
Who can participate?
This program is for families of essential workers continuing to work to keep our community safe, healthy, and functioning. Space is limited and placement in the program is not guaranteed.
Isn’t the Y closed?
Due to COVID-19, The YMCA is currently closed; however, we will offer LIMITED childcare programming on a daily basis in accordance with local, state, and national guidelines to essential personnel.
What about social distancing rules?
Although our YMCA is currently closed due to COVID-19, we have been approved by local authorities to offer limited childcare to essential workers as they continue to serve during this challenging time. We will adhere to all local, state, and national health guidelines, including limiting group sizes inside our Y to no more than 10 people per room.
What health and safety precautions will you take?
- Health screenings at check-in: Staff and participants will be evaluated for symptoms of illness, including temperature checks, upon entry. Anyone displaying symptoms will not be allowed to attend the program that day.
- Smaller group sizes: Only 10 total people in a room including teachers.
- Curbside side drop-off and pick-up: No adults will be allowed in the building. Drop-off will be between 8:30 am - 9:30 am and pick-up between 3:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.
- Practice social distancing strategies: Activities that do not require close physical contact, limited shared equipment
- Follow disinfection best practices
Will food be provided?
At this time, food will not be provided, so we ask that you pack your child a nut-free lunch and snacks. Water will be provided. Please pack lunch in a completely disposable bag.
How long will you offer this program?
Temporary Eemergency Childcare begins Monday, May 11. As we monitor the developments of the COVID-19 public regulations, check back here for the most up-to-date operational information.
What if my child has schoolwork to be completed throughout the day?
Our schedule allows for homework, academics, and virtual teaching. Your child is permitted to bring their district assigned electronic device and utilize our Wi-Fi to complete their assignments and district learning. Devices will not be shared, and we will provide disinfecting wipes for all equipment. If your child doesn't have a school district device, personal devices will be permitted as well. The YMCA is unable to provide electronic devices.
What will my child need to bring?
Please ensure your child is dressed in comfortable/athletic attire and closed-toed shoes. They can bring one device for distance learning instruction, but no personal items from home will be permitted.
Each day, your child should bring: lunch (non-refrigerated/non-reheated), snacks (one morning, one afternoon), a water bottle, and it's recommended to pack a change of clothes.
Keep Your Child Active
The Greater Naples YMCA is also offering ways to keep the little ones entertained, active, and connected while you’re at home. On our list of enrichment activities, you’ll find plenty of fun and engaging activities for kids of all ages. From virtual field trips and healthy recipes to Scholastic’s “Learn from Home” experience, you won’t run out of activities that can keep them busy while you work. Now it’s more important than ever that your kids stay active and healthy, and we have plenty of ways to do that from the safety of your own home.
For more information on our temporary emergency childcare program, please contact:
Infant & Toddler Care:
Early Childhood Education Director
Director of Youth Development