YMCA Critical Childcare for Families of Health, Safety and Other Essential Services

We want to make sure that health, safety and essential services staff in our community can know that their children are being cared for in a safe environment while they continue to work and help those in need. During this program kids will enjoy arts, crafts, fun and games, schoolwork assistance, and supervision from experienced Y staff. The YMCA continues to serve the greatest needs in our community.

Davis Family YMCA
45 McClurg Rd, Boardman, OH 44512


Enter "critical" in the Program field.

The following forms must be filled out and brought with you:

Child Enrollment and Health Information

Escort and Behavior Forms

Pandemic Addendum


The following are deemed eligible for this program:

  • Hospital and clinic staff
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacy staff
  • Nursing home, elder care, and home health care workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental health counselors
  • Developmental disability aides
  • First responders (police, fire & EMT)
  • Direct service workers (childcare, children services, public assistance and adult protective services)
  • And other essential workers*
    *Please contact us if you are not sure if you would qualify


3–13 year olds


6:30 am-7:00 pm, Monday–Friday
48 children maximum (ratio is 1 adult to 6 children)
First come, first served


$35 per child/day 
Credit card or checks only


  • 1-2 hour of schoolwork help (please bring any assignments)
  • Sports (wear athletic attire)
  • Crafts
  • Free play time/outdoors
  • Reading time
  • Movie/educational shows
  • Snack provided
  • Must bring own lunch

Program starts March 25 and will continue until further notice. Registration can be done at drop-off or online at Spots are limited, registration in advance is preferred. Pick-up and drop-off at doors on the east side of the building.

Child Enrollment and Health Information, Escort and Behavior Expectations, and Pandemic Addendum forms must be completed prior to or at time of drop-off. Body temperature of child and parent/guardian will be taken at sign-in. Temperatures over 99.2 of either child or parent will disqualify the child from the program. A sign will be posted that if you are sick, you will need to stay home.