YMCA Emergency Child Care in New York State

YMCAs Currently Providing Emergency Childcare

Click the name of the YMCA for the link to their website

Phone NumberYMCA Association
(518) 869-3500Capital District YMCA 
(845) 985-7343Frost Valley YMCA
(518) 848-3447Fulton County
(315) 598-9622Fulton YMCA
(315) 789-1616Geneva Family YMCA
(585) 344-1664 GLOW YMCA
(585) 394-6866Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA
(607) 324-5520 Hornell Area Family YMCA
(716) 664-2802 Jamestown Area YMCA
(607) 336-9622Norwich YMCA
(315) 343-3750Oswego YMCA
(518) 561-4290Plattsburgh YMCA
(845) 358-0245 Rockland County YMCA
(914) 631-4807 The Family YMCA at Tarrytown
(315) 782-3100Watertown Family YMCA 
(716) 565-6000YMCA Buffalo Niagara 
(914) 949-8030YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester
(585) 546-5500YMCA of Greater Rochester
(845) 338-3810YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County 
(845) 338-3810YMCA of Long Island
(716) 373-2400YMCA of the Twin Tiers(Olean and Wellsville)
(315) 474-6851
YMCA of Central New York
(315) 363-7788 YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley
(914) 631-4807 The Family YMCA at Tarrytown

For more information regarding specific childcare sites and YMCA operations, please contact your local YMCA.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance you can contact the New York State Alliance of YMCA at (518) 462-8241 or by email at dcaldwell@ymcanys.org.

In response to the March 18 Executive Order, the Alliance of New York State YMCAs applauds New York’s Governor Cuomo for recognizing the important role child care plays in keeping society running. As a leading non-profit for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, YMCAs are uniquely positioned to serve their communities during this public health crisis.

“YMCAs across New York have been offering families safe and engaging childcare options for decades,” explained Kyle Stewart, Executive Director for the Alliance of New York State YMCAs. “At this time of crisis, it’s now more important than ever that our YMCAs can provide services to the emergency personnel who are serving others.”

Currently, YMCAs across the state are working with school districts, local hospitals, municipalities, state and regional agencies to set up childcare services for emergency personnel. Being named an essential service means that Ys can open their doors to more families in this time of need.

“We can’t have our nurses, doctors, and emergency personnel worried about who’s caring for their children,” said Stewart. “Lifting the capacity and workforce restrictions on childcare means we can serve these families until this health crisis ends.”

Despite the lifting of restrictions, YMCAs will continue to utilize their facilities in ways that are consistent with current social distancing norms and health best practices. These tactics are easier to enact now that YMCA membership operations are currently suspended throughout the state per the Governor’s order.

“Our YMCAs are so much more than a pool and a gym,” said Stewart. “When communities need us most we’ll be standing right there asking how we can help. Our non-profit YMCAs serve nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers every year, and we only exist to serve our community.”

About the Alliance

The Alliance of New York State YMCAs represents the 39 YMCA Associations and over 145 branches that call New York home. In addition, through more than 1,863 collaborations with state agencies, school districts, and local organizations, Ys are able to maximize the number of lives impacted in the Empire State.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. For more information visit www.YMCANYS.org.