Emergency Child Care | YMCA DC

Emergency Child Care

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is proud to open several of our branches and program centers (YMCA Ayrlawn, YMCA Calomiris, YMCA Silver Spring, and YMCA Prince George County), to provide emergency childcare support. YMCA childcare staff eagerly signed-up for the opportunity to support the childcare needs of the essential workers in our community (first responders, medical professionals, etc.) that are delivering critical services at this time.  The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is working hard to provide emergency childcare support at additional YMCA branch and program center locations, so please check this page for a list of additional locations and start dates.

Please note that at this time

  • Childcare fees for the children of essential employees in Maryland will be paid for by the State of Maryland.
  • YMCA Calomiris location is for MedStar employees only and fees are covered by MedStar.
  • YMCA staff are thoroughly cleaning the participating facilities throughout the day and each evening to maintain a healthy and safe environment.
  • YMCA staff will conduct a health screening of each child and care giver upon arrival to the facility.
  • The YMCA will provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack to each child each day.
  • At each site, space is limited and available on a first come, first serve, drop-in basis for essential workers only.
  • The YMCA is providing curbside drop-off and pick-up to limit the amount of people entering the facility.
  • Please click for virtual tours YMCA Ayrlawn and YMCA Silver Spring.

We are happy to partner with you and your child on any virtual learning assignments they might have while in our care.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

YMCA Silver Spring
9800 Hastings Drive Silver Spring, Maryland
7 am – 6:30 pm
Ages 2-5 years

YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center
5650 Oakmont Ave Bethesda, MD
7 am – 6:30 pm
Ages 4 – 12 years

YMCA Prince George’s County at Trinity Lutheran Church
6600 Laurel Road Bowie, Maryland
7 am to 6:30 pm
Ages 4 – 12 years

YMCA Calomiris Program Center
**Please note: this location is for MedStar employees only
1906 Allison Street, NE, Washington, DC
7 am to 6:30 pm
Ages 3 -12 years

HOW TO ENROLL

To start the enrollment process, please select your location below.

To enroll please complete the registration form below. Once this form is filled out, please send to [email protected].

The Child Care Waiver form will need to be filled out daily. Click here to download and print the form. If possible, please fill out the form prior to drop off each day. Forms will be made available at the branch if you are unable to print it.

Parents will need to show proof that they are an essential employee and/or a letter from your employer.

Please note: this location is for MedStar employees only.

To enroll please complete the registration form below. Once this form is filled out, please send to [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: Steps 1 & 2 must be completed in order to confirm your registration. You will need to log into your EZ to Enroll account to confirm registration. If you do not have one, please click the “LOGIN” button and select the First Time User option to create an account.

The Child Care Waiver form will need to be filled out daily. Click here to download and print the form. If possible, please fill out the form prior to drop off each day. Forms will be made available at the branch if you are unable to print it.

Parents will need to show proof that they are an essential employee and/or a letter from your employer.

To enroll please complete the registration form below. Once this form is filled out, please send to [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: Steps 1 & 2 must be completed in order to confirm your registration. You will need to log into your EZ to Enroll account to confirm registration. If you do not have one, please click the “LOGIN” button and select the First Time User option to create an account.

The Child Care Waiver form will need to be filled out daily. Click here to download and print the form. If possible, please fill out the form prior to drop off each day. Forms will be made available at the branch if you are unable to print it.

Parents will need to show proof that they are an essential employee and/or a letter from your employer.

To enroll please complete the registration form below. Once this form is filled out, please send to [email protected].

The Child Care Waiver form will need to be filled out daily. Click here to download and print the form. If possible, please fill out the form prior to drop off each day. Forms will be made available at the branch if you are unable to print it.

Parents will need to show proof that they are an essential employee and/or a letter from your employer.

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YMCA Facility Percentage to Capacity as of 3pm: YMCA Alexandria - 22% • YMCA Arlington - 19% • YMCA Fairfax County Reston - 17% • YMCA Bethesda Chevy-Chase - 16% • YMCA Silver Spring - 10% • YMCA Anthony Bowen - 27%