Emergency Care



For First Responders & Healthcare Workers

Enrollments can be made between 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. for future days of care

Please make sure to register the day before care is needed so we can prepare to have your child in our care.

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is prepared to support families of healthcare workers and first responders by providing childcare.


6:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Monday - Friday


$40/day per child. (Financial assistance is available.)


3* - 12 years old  (*Child must be potty trained.)


YMCA at Schilling Farms (M-F)

1185 Schilling Blvd East, Collierville, TN 38017

Fogelman Downtown YMCA (M-F)
245 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103


New! Early Learning Center Location Added

Lakeland Early Learning Center*
2935 Lakeland Hills Drive, Lakeland, TN 38002

This program is for children 6 weeks of age to 3 years old.

*For information, contact Kasandra Berry via email at: kasandra.berry@ymcamemphis.org


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.  

What To Expect

Care Schedule:

  • 6:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening Care 
    • 8:30 a.m. Snack
  • 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Small Group Time
  • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch
  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Small Group Activities
    • Ages 3-5 Nap / Rest Time
    • 2:00 p.m. Snack 
  • 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. Small Group Activities
  • 6:00 p.m. Snack
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Closing Care

Please pack your child with the following:

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


For any questions, please email our Parent Support Center at: customersupport@ymcamemphis.org.