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YMCA offers extended, overnight child care for essential workers

Metro Wire Staff

In response to the gap in child care services with the closure of child care centers and schools across the area, the Stevens Point Area YMCA is offering child care for workers deemed essential during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

The YMCA has a licensed child care center and certified staff, who are following government guidelines and recommendations for health and safety standards and social distancing including frequent hand washing, according to a news release from the YMCA. The center is cleaned and sanitized daily, and new dropoff and pickup procedures are in place for parents.

Rates include healthy morning and afternoon snacks as well as lunch. The following child care rates are in effect, with some local health care employers offering to pay the cost:

Six weeks to 2 years: $50/day
Two years to 5 years: $45/day
Five years to 12 years: $40/day

Extended hours and overnight care will be made available, provided there is enough interest.

Interested parents should contact Kara Breitbach, Child Care Services Director at 715-952-9339 to reserve a spot. No drop-in care will be allowed and spots are limited.