Y of Central Maryland to provide child care for first responders, frontline health care workers

Posted at 9:31 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 09:31:24-04

BALTIMORE — Beginning March 25, the Y of Central Maryland will re-open 11 Family Centers to provide child care for approximately 700 children of first responders and frontline health care workers.

The centers will serve children ages 4-12 from 7am-6pm daily, following enhanced health guidelines developed by the Maryland Department of Health to help protect the children, their parents and Y associates.

Guidelines include taking the temperature of every child entering the building, restricting building access, frequent hand-washing, enhanced cleaning procedures and limiting 10 people to each space. Trained Y associates will provide these services. Activities will draw from Y camp and after school enrichment program curriculum. The operation has been developed in partnership with the Maryland State Departments of Education and Health.

The Y has also deployed its Youth Development associates to return to Community Schools to help facilitate the provision of “grab and go” meals and other needs in local communities.

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