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Critical Child Care

UPDATES

As of June 1 Summer Day Camp will be held in place of Critical Child Care.
 
CLICK HERE to sign up for Summer Day Camp.

Care will be offered Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for ages 5 -12 at our Garden Ranch YMCA location.

If the need for child care grows, we will expand to other YMCA facilities.

Mission critical personnel qualify for 50% off the cost. 

Critical Child Care

In support of our community's efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and Governor Polis' executive order, all YMCA facilities will remain closed. We will solely utilize our facilities to provide critical child care for youth in the community we serve. Critical child care services support health care and human services providers, critical support staff, and emergency first responders. Care will be offered Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. for ages 5 -12 at our Garden Ranch YMCA location. If the need for child care grows, we will expand to other YMCA facilities. Financial scholarships are available.

For Critical Child Care costs and to register please email [email protected] or call 719.329.7289.

Critical Child Care Dates

Dates
March 30 - May 31 Garden Ranch YMCA

As of June 1 Summer Day Camp will be held in place of Critical Child Care. CLICK HERE to sign up for Summer Day Camp.

Youth Will Need 

  • Sack Lunch
  • Water Bottle 
  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Comfortable weather appropriate play clothes

Parent Info

  • Parents will be required to complete a wellness check form daily.
  • Staff will be checking temperatures of all children at drop off.
  • Parents will be asked to remain in their vehicles while staff escort campers into the building.
  • Weekly emails regarding activities and important information will be sent out the Friday prior to each week.

A Safe & Fun Place for Your Child

Parents need all the support they can get! That's why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

We offer the options you're looking for in the care of your child. With locations throughout the Pikes Peak region, our programs have a long history of helping children grow in spirit, mind and body.

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Our partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

With a focus on youth development, wellness and injury prevention, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and Children’s Hospital Colorado partner to strengthen our community and help kids learn, grow and thrive. 

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