Childcare & Education

As of April 9th, Governor Wolf has announced that all schools must be remain physically closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Although schools are closed, teaching and learning may continue: schools are strongly encouraged to provide continuity of education for all students in the most appropriate and accessible ways possible. For more information on this announcement, click here.

With this announcement, many parents are concerned with the future of their child care. Listed below are resources from organizations around the country to help ease the mind of working parents in the York community.

OPEN CHILD CARE CENTERS

COMPASS Benefit Information

Child Care Consultants of York 

If an employee is in need of assistance to pay for child care, while they work, they may qualify for Child Care Works. More information and an application can be found online here

For questions and further information on the Child Care Works program, please contact info@childcareconsultants.org

York YMCA 

The York YMCA has received a waiver to operate our child care center at 90 N. Newberry St.  Care will be available to “essential” employees as deemed by Governor Wolf.

More information can be found here

Better Day Books

Better Day Books has developed a Quarantine Coloring Patterns booklet as a way to provide a calming activity to people as they are social isolating at home.

Click here for the Quarantine Coloring Book PDF

Internet Options for Students

Because education has become more dependent on internet access in these times, the team at Reviews.com has created an exhaustive guide to affordable internet access that can help families navigate available assistance programs and eligibility requirements to find low-cost provider options.

Click here to read more

School Districts/For Students

As school districts across York County have closed for the next two weeks, we have started to compile information for where students can access free to reduced cost meals in their communities. These options are available only weekdays unless otherwise specified.

(Ref: York Daily Record and York Dispatch)

If you are interested in helping out with the meal distribution in your communities, please reach out to the appropriate districts.
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