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Emergency Child Care at GSCYMCA

Caring for your family while you care for our community.

As we all navigate these truly unprecedented times, the Y remains fully committed to supporting our community during this global pandemic — and right now, that means supporting our medical professionals, first responders and essential personnel working at the front lines, reporting to work each day.

If you are an essential employee and are in need of child care, we are offering emergency child care for you at our Hillsborough YMCA location. Registration needs to be completed prior to arrival. You can submit the packet the first day of drop-off, or email it to Ben Green prior to your first day. 

Essential Employees

Essential Personnel under New Jersey Executive Order #110 include, but are not limited to:  emergency first responders (police, fire, EMS), medical personnel, city/county staff responding to the crisis and other essential front-line staff, such as grocery and pharmacy employees, providing critical services to the community. Proof of employment such as ID or paystub may be requested.





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Our Emergency Child Care Program is for ages 0 to 12 and will run from 7:00am-6:30pm at Hillsborough YMCA, located at 19 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, 08844. Our YMCA is in full compliance with the public health guidance issued by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Rest assured, that your child(ren) will be well-cared for by trained and caring Y staff. Additional safety precautions at our facility include:

  • Children and staff are the only persons permitted to enter the YMCA
  • Proper distancing will be marked at check-in
  • Children and staff will maintain separate entrances
  • Children and staff will be temperature checked and screened before entering
  • Bedding and meals are the only items permitted from home, and will be returned daily
  • Children and staff who are not feeling well will not be permitted to attend; this includes headaches, severe runny noses, coughs, stomach aches, diarrhea, vomiting and fevers
  • Children who exhibit any symptoms will be isolated under supervision and parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the child immediately
  • Hourly handwashing and temperature checks will be performed
  • All hard surfaces in the classrooms are cleaned, wiped and disinfected multiple times throughout the day in addition to at closing time