Emergency Child Care | YMCA DC

Emergency Child Care

Starting Monday, March 30th, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Maryland branches and program centers of Ayrlawn, Silver Spring, and Prince George County, will be open for Emergency Care on a drop in basis. This care will support essential workers and vulnerable children only. Click here for a comprehensive list of these professions. It is recommended that all families keep their children home, and only seek emergency care as a last resort.

This emergency care will be offered through the rest of the school year or until emergency care is no longer needed. If that happens, we will re-evaluate the needs of the community and how to best serve you.

Please note that we will do a health screening upon arrival to the facility. This screening will include a temperature check of both the child and the care-giver. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis for essential workers only. As more developments occur regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis, we will continue to evaluate how we move forward with our current and ongoing support in the community.


To enroll please print off the registration form below. Please bring this form, filled out, to one of the centers below to make for a quick registration process. The waiver form will need to be filled out daily.  Also, parents will need to show proof that they are an essential employee and provide a work schedule.


Hours vary by location. Please find your location and its operating hours below. 

Flexible schedule available to meet the needs of essential workers.

YMCA Silver Spring
9800 Hastings Drive Silver Spring, Maryland
6:30 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

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All YMCA of Metropolitan Washington facilities are closed. The YMCA plans to reopen all YMCA facilities as soon as it is permitted by the government officials and supported by health organizations. The Y is currently supporting critical needs in each community. Learn more at www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed.