Emergency Childcare Services

During these unprecedented times, the Capital District YMCA is responding to the critical need for childcare services for essential workers.

We have extended care to cover “essential” workers. In addition to licensed health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, there are many other “essential” workers.

For the complete list, please check here.

The Y has also partnered with several other organizations, such as the Victory Church and Guilderland School District and is providing food for children in Greenbush and Guilderland.

The YMCA has changed lives for the better over the course of our 163-year history in the Capital District. We expect to continue to do so, regardless of the chal­lenges we are currently facing. Throughout the Y’s history, we have been called upon in times of crisis, conflict and strife to provide critical services. We ask for your ongoing support of our efforts during this trying time.


Monday – Friday

7:00am – 6:00pm

Childcare Locations

  • Guilderland YMCA — 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084
  • Southern Saratoga YMCA— 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Hoosick Falls Elementary – 21187 NY-22, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
  • United Presbyterian Church – 25 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010


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Financial Assistance

If you will need financial assistance for this program, please let us know by clicking the button below. If you are able to contribute to help us assist those in need of financial assistance, please click here.

Support Our Better Together Fund

As the leading provider of childcare and one of the most relied upon charities in the Capital Region, this is undoubtedly the greatest need that the Capital District YMCA can fill for our community. We are working in partnership with health care providers, hospitals, state officials, and community leaders as this has been identified as a priority in this time of crisis.

You can make direct and immediate impact by donating today to our new BETTER TOGETHER FUND to keep YMCA childcare centers open, and convert YMCA branches, to provide safe, high-quality care to hundreds of children at Y program sites throughout the Capital Region, including children in grades K-5 who are currently out of school.


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