CARING FOR YOUR KIDS WHILE YOU TAKE CARE OF US 

Child care available at no cost for essential workers* through a generous partnership with DHS. Children must be enrolled in Kindergarten for 2021.

*As defined by the State of Tennessee


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Ages: 5-12 (must be enrolled in Kindergarten)
  • Days Offered: Monday-Friday
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack

» Virtual Learning Requirements

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Child Care Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Drop Off: 6:30-9 a.m. Must be there 30 minutes before first course.
  • Pick Up: 4-6 p.m.

Note: For added safety, children MUST be dropped off or picked up during these designated times. Students and parents are required to wear masks.


Verify Employment

Fill Out After You Register

New Applicants only - Return this Form on Your First Day: Child Information Form  


CHECK-IN INFORMATION


CANCELLATION POLICIES

Because space is extremely limited, we require that you notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel after you register.

Absence without prior notification on two occasions will result in dismissal from emergency response care.

Should you need to cancel, please contact SASsupport@ymcamidtn.org.


LATE PICK-UP POLICY

If you do not pick up your child by 6 p.m. on two occasions, we will dismiss your child from the program. They will not be able to enroll again.

We reserve the right to dismiss after the first late pick-up if a parent arrives exceptionally late.

Verification Required

To enroll your child, you must verify your employment and Tennessee residency by uploading your verification paperwork.

Valid Employment Verification Methods
  • Employee ID
  • Human Resources Department Verification
  • Employer Letter
  • Pay Stub

Valid Residency Verification Methods

  • Drivers License
  • Utility Bill
  • Rental Agreement

No additional application or verification with the state is required. All registration and verification is handled through the Y.

FOCUS ON SAFETY

The YMCA is following safety and cleaning procedures vetted and approved by local Public Health officials.
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Clean Spaces
We provide enhanced cleaning and other safety protools designed in collaboration with CDC and local public health departments.
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Daily Pre-screening
We provide checks to ensure no sick children or staff are admitted into the programming space.
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Ensuring a Safe Space
Per DHS recommendations, parents are unable to enter programming space.

 Key Safety Measures


  • Staff-to-child ratios in accordance with CDC and DHS guidelines.
  • Daily temperature and wellness checks (for staff and children).
  • Any child or staff with illness symptoms will be sent home.
  • Children and parents must wear masks.
  • Groups are separated in different rooms within the building.
  • Robust cleaning/sanitization regimen before, during and after programming time.
  • Activity schedule that utilizes social distancing with children.

Notice: This agency is a recipient of taxpayer funding. If you observe an agency director or employee engaging in any activity which you consider to be illegal, improper or wasteful, please call the state comptroller's toll-free hotline: 1-800-232-5454.