Thank you to the generous support of the Illinois Department of Human Services, DuPage Foundation COVID-10 Relief Fund, and private donors, Tri-Town YMCA is able to provide complimentary child care for the children of essential workers that must report to work to support the health and vitality of our region.

The Y’s Kids Emergency Child Care program is designed for children 3-14 years old and follows the emergency child care procedures of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). With everyone’s safety and health as our top priority, additional protocols from the Centers for Disease Control, local and state health departments, as well as DCFS have been put into place. This includes health screenings and temperature checks of all employees, vendors, participants, and their parents at check-in, disinfecting high-touch surfaces on the hour or greater, practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and more.

Our nurturing staff of expert child care providers have completed rigorous background screenings and have years of experience working with children while also maintaining their commitment to keeping up continuing education in youth development as well as CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications. Some of our staff members have also completed mental health first aid training for youth.

The Y’s Kids curriculum blends character development/social emotional learning with fun activities that help to develop each child’s individual learning path. For school-age children, we include time for e-learning and other school required activities. When the weather is nice, we take walks outside and enjoy outdoor games. All children are provided with daily snacks in the morning and afternoon.

To learn more about Y’s Kids Emergency Child Care, please click on the links below or call us at 630.629.9622 or email emergencychildcare@tritownymca.org. Children must be pre-registered to attend this program. Space in the program is limited to the children of essential employees who are helping to provide for the health and vitality of the region. For a full definition of what qualifies as an essential employee, please click here

Tri-Town YMCA Emergency Child Care Handbook 3-5 Year Olds

Tri-Town YMCA Emergency Child Care Handbook 5-14 Year Olds

Registration Paperwork