Emergency Child Care

We are now offering child care services for any emergency personnel and essential staff.

As the demand for emergency child care increases, we will look at opening other facilities to support our essential personnel and first responders. Please check back for updates.

Care will be available for school-age children (5-12 years old) from 6:30 am- 6:30 pm Monday- Friday. Children will enjoy arts, crafts, games, sports, movies, and supervision from experienced Y staff. Spots are limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $75 per day, per child. Payment will secure your spot for the entire operating day. For questions, please email childcare@ymcade.org.

The Central and Walnut Street YMCAs will be offering childcare to families who are essential personnel and have already been enrolled at those sites. Please email KWoznicki@ymcade.org or Smedley@ymcade.org to confirm your child’s attendance.

Please choose your preferred location below to register.

Bear-Glasgow YMCA Registration Brandywine YMCA Registration


Sussex YMCA Registration




Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


All YMCA of Delaware locations are currently closed.

Please visit www.ymcade.org/covid-19-updates for the most current information including information about membership.