We know many parents in our community are still required to report to work during mandated school closures, making it difficult to ensure their children are cared for during the day. We feel strongly that this is a need the Y is positioned to address, and we are currently offering emergency child care for essential employees at our Bellefonte and Moshannon Valley branches. We will offer care at additional branches if we determine there is a great enough need.
The safety and well-being of our staff and the children enrolled in our programs is extremely important to us. We assure you that our programs operate in full compliance with guidelines for virus prevention set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you are an essential employee and are interested in utilizing this type of service or would like more information about it, please contact Liz Toukonen at [email protected] In your message, please specify the age(s) of the child(ren) in need of care and when you would need care to begin.
We know these are uncertain times, and we hope that these services might provide some relief for parents in need.