Emergency Care

 

FREE YMCA CHILDCARE

Now Enrolling School-Age Children 5 Years of Age or Older

This childcare is available to all families of essential workers.

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is prepared to support families of essential workers by providing childcare at no cost to families. This service is only provided for school-age children 5 years of age or older.

This includes many professions including transportation, cleaning services, warehouse employees, food service, grocery store employees, healthcare workers, first responders, and many others. For a full list of professions, click here.

If you are an Essential Worker in Mississippi, click here

Follow the steps below to enroll. For more information about the program, read our blog here.

Children Ages 5 & Up

HOW TO REGISTER:

 1. Fill Out Program Registration

PROGRAM Registration Here

2. Verify Your Employment Eligibility 

Employment Verification Here

3. Permission for Medication Administration (If applicable) 

Medication Administration Form

Please make sure to register at minimum the day before care is needed so we can prepare to have your child in our care. 
Be aware that due to high demand, some locations will have a wait list. 


LOCATIONS AVAILABLE NOW: 

ARLINGTON
Arlington Elementary
11825 Douglass Sr, Arlington, TN 38002
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

BARTLETT
Faith Cumberland
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
3427 Appling Rd, Bartlett, TN 38133
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Christian Life Tabernacle
9375 Davies Plantation Rd Bartlett, TN 38133 
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

COLLIERVILLE
Grace Hill Church
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
10576 Collierville Rd Collierville, TN 38017
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

YMCA at Schilling Farms (Enrollments taken weekly)
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
1185 Schilling Blvd E, Collierville, TN 38017
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CORDOVA
St. Luke's Luthern Church
2000 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Grace Celebration 
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
8601 Trinity Rd., Cordova, TN 38016
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DOWNTOWN
Fogelman Downtown YMCA
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
245 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Crosstown High
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
1365 Tower Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

EAST MEMPHIS
Redeemer Baptist Fellowship Church
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
5340 Quince Rd, Memphis, TN 38119
Hours:  6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

LAKELAND

The Refuge Church (Begins 6/1)
9817 Huff N Puff Rd, Lakeland, TN 38002
Hours:  6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

MILLINGTON
The Navy Lake House
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
6231 E Kerrville-Rosemark Rd, Millington, TN 38053
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Millington Family YMCA (Care at this locations ends 6/5)
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
7725 E Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

RALEIGH
Embassy of Faith International
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
3845 Raleigh Millington Rd, Raleigh TN
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

TRENTON
Northwest Gibson County YMCA*
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
110 YMCA Drive Trenton, TN 38382
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*Care at this location will transition to Trenton Elementary on 6/8

WHITEHAVEN
Davis Family YMCA 
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
4727 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Abundant Grace Fellowship Church 
(No Longer Taking Enrollments)
1574 E Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

COMMUNITY CENTER LOCATIONS AVAILABLE:

Cunningham Community Center
3773 Old Allen Rd, Memphis, TN 38128
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hickory Hill Community Center
3910 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38115
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Glenview Community Center
1141 S Barksdale St, Memphis, TN 38114
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lester Community Center
317 Tillman St, Memphis, TN 38112
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bert Ferguson Community Center
8505 Trinity Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

McFarland Community Center
4955 Cottonwood Rd, Memphis, TN 38118
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Orange Mound Community Center
2572 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38114
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gaisman Community Center
4221 Macon Rd, Memphis, TN 38122
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pine Hill Community Center
973 Alice Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Douglass Community Center
1616 Ash St, Memphis, TN 38108
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hollywood Community Center
1560 N Hollywood St, Memphis, TN 38108
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bickford Community Center
233 Henry Ave, Memphis, TN 38107
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Charles Powell Community Center
810 Western Park Dr, Memphis, TN 38109
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Marion Hale Community Center
4791 Willow Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Whitehaven Community Center (Starts 6/22)
4318 Graceland Dr, Memphis, TN 38116
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Katie Sexton Community Center (Starts 6/22)
1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

LOCATIONS COMING SOON:

Riverview Community Center (Starts 6/29)
1891 Kansas St # A, Memphis, TN 38109
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Raleigh Community Center (Starts 6/29)
3678 Powers Rd, Memphis, TN 38128
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Davis Community Center (Start Date TBD)
3371 Spottswood Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dave Wells Community Center (Start Date TBD)
915 Chelsea Ave, Memphis, TN 38107
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Mitchell Community Center (Start Date TBD)
602 W Mitchell Rd # 2, Memphis, TN 38109
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gaston Community Center (Start Date TBD)
1046 S 3rd St, Memphis, TN 38106
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

North Frayser Community Center (Start date TBD)
2555 St Elmo Ave, Memphis, TN 38127
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  

 


Children Under Age 5

Need care for a child under the age of 5? Please fill out the form below and we will match you with the correct program for enrollment.

Child Under 5 Registration Form


Check In Procedures

In an abundance of caution, we will be implementing the following procedures for all childcare programs, please allow extra time for dropping your children off.  We recommend that you plan to have an extra 10 minutes to make sure you are on time to work or to a class.  This procedure will include drop-in branch child watch, youth centers, spring break camps, and our early learning centers:

  • Fever and Health Screens:  We will take the temperature of all children and staff before they are allowed to be signed into one of our childcare programs and will be asked a short series of questions to determine if there have been any signs of illness within the past 24 hours.

  • Handwashing: Anyone entering the program space will be required to wash their hands while being supervised by one of our staff members to ensure proper handwashing and reduce the spread of germs.

  • Personal Belongings: Outside toys, stuffed animals, electronic devices, and any other personal belongings will not be allowed in the childcare program areas. Any personal belongings associated with caring for an infant, such as pacifiers will be allowed after it has been sanitized by one of our staff members to prevent outside germs entering program areas.

  • Program Areas: Parents and other staff will not be allowed to enter into the program areas unless in an emergency situation. They will then be required to go through the same screening and handwashing procedure to ensure the safety of the children in our care.  

  • Any child who is experiencing symptoms of fever (greater than 100°F), cough or shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, weakness, etc. within the last 24 hours, will not be allowed to check into a childcare program.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For more information on precautionary safety measures put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our FAQs.

view faq'S 

To learn more about our childcare policies, view our Parent Handbook.

Parent Handbook

 


Care Schedule

   MORNING SCHEDULE   AFTERNOON SCHEDULE
6:00 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
  • Opening Care
  • Morning Snack (8:30 a.m.)
12:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.
  • Small Group Activities
  • Rest Time 
  • Afternoon Snack (2:00 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. 
 
  • Small Group Time
2:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
  • Small Group Activities
11:30 a.m.   
  • Lunch 
6:00 p.m.
  • Evening Snack
    6:30 p.m. -
8:00 p.m. 
  • Closing Care


Please pack your child with the following:

  • 1 Morning Snack
  • Sack Lunch
  • 2 Afternoon Snacks
  • Change of Clothes 

Please bring these items in a disposable bag labeled with your child's name.

 

For any questions, please email EMGchildcarebilling@ymcamemphis.org
If you have any additional questions call 901-766-7677 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.