Emergency Child Care Services

A PROGRAM TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY   |   Ages 0 - 12

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone who enters our facilities, especially our little ones. Since March 23, 2020, we have been providing emergency childcare services to health care workers at Metro Health, Spectrum Health, and Mercy Health Saint Mary's. 

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, we will begin providing infant, toddler and school age care at select locations for those families permitted to work/who perform currently resumed activities. We know families need safe and reliable place for their children, and we are here to care for your family.

REGISTER BELOW. For more information, click on the links below, or call 616.855.9622.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • A YMCA Membership is NOT required.
  • Our programs offer full and part-time care. Families can sign up for just one day or multiple days. 
  • Children must come with a prepared snack which is mindful of our peanut free zone.
  • Children must come in appropriate attire which keeps them warm and able to participate in all activities.

LOCATIONS & REGISTRATION


Serving Spectrum Health

David D. Hunting YMCA - 475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Ages: 0-12
Hours: 6am - 8pm
Meals Provided:  Breakfast and Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER, click the buttons below, you will be directed to login in to your YMCA account or create an account in order to register.

Register Here  for May 26 - May 29

Register Here  for June 1 -  June 5

Register Here  or June 8 -  June 12

Register Here  or June 15 -  June 19

Register Here  or June 22 -  June 26

 


Serving Metro Health

SpartanNash YMCA - 5722 Metro Way SW, Wyoming, MI 49519

Ages: 0-12
Hours: 6am - 8pm
Meals Provided:  Breakfast and Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER, please contact your employer for eligibility.

 


Serving Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Covenant House Academy - 50 Antoine St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Ages: 0-12
Hours: 6am - 8pm
Meals Provided:  Breakfast and Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER, click the buttons below, you will be directed to login in to your YMCA account or create an account in order to register. You will need to register each child separately. 
REMINDER: please contact your employer for eligibility.

Daily Registration Here 

Weekly Registration Here 

 


Serving the Community

Covenant House Academy - 50 Antoine St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Ages: 0-12
Hours: 6am - 8pm
Meals Provided:  Breakfast and Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER, click the buttons below, you will be directed to login in to your YMCA account or create an account in order to register. You will need to register each child separately. 

Daily Registration Here 

Weekly Registration Here

 


Serving School Age Children

Ages: 5-12
Hours: 7am - 6pm
Meals Provided:  Breakfast and Lunch Provided

TO REGISTER, click the buttons below, you will be directed to login in to your YMCA account or create an account in order to register. You will need to register each child separately. 

 

David D. Hunting YMCA - 475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Register Here 

 

Covenant House Academy - 50 Antoine St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Daily Registration Here 

Weekly Registration Here 

 

Visser Family YMCA - 3540 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Register Here 

 

COMING SOON:

Lowell YMCA at Cherry Creek Elementary - 12675 Foreman St. Lowell, MI 49331

YMCA Child Care West Ottawa at Lakeshore Elementary - 3765 N. 168th Avenue Holland, MI 49424

 


HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

  • We will take the temperatures each day for children, adults, and staff as they arrive.
  • This is a symptom-free site. Children, staff, and adults with symptoms will not be admitted.
  • Children will wash hands prior to joining their group at the beginning of each day.
  • We will enforce increased hand-washing and sanitizing throughout the day.
  • We will be removing toys and objects that cannot be easily cleaned between use.
  • Soft materials will be washed after each use, following the state's protocol for cleaning fabric materials.
  • We are currently not allowing materials brought into the center from outside, except for nap materials
  • Children will be in the same group during the day.
  • We will avoid large group gatherings.
  • Equipment and touch points will be wiped down on a regular basis throughout the day.
  • The outdoor play structure will be temporarily closed, and the play materials used while playing outside will be thoroughly washed between each group.
  • This is a non-therapeutic site. We are unable to provide one-on-one assistance to children.