OASD & YMCA Partnering to Offer Child Care to Health Professionals + First Responders
Posted 03/28/2020 10:47AM

YMCA at Pabst Farms and Oconomowoc Area School District partner to provide Child Care option for Essential Health Care Workers and First Responders during COVID-19

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(Oconomowoc, WI) — In light of the uncertainty created by the increased impact of Coronavirus, closure of schools and the­­ increased need to provide essential services for the most vulnerable in our community, we are confronted with a moment of truth. How best can we serve the community and support efforts to keep our community healthy and safe?

For many years, the Y and the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) have worked to support the families of Oconomowoc and Lake Country. Today, we are pivoting our resources to best support the most pressing needs in our community.

We are all working together to support those who are on the front line fighting this disease. These families need safe and reliable places for their children and we want to support them with child care services while they are working.

"The Oconomowoc Area School District is proud to partner with the YMCA to provide this valuable service to these families as they face continuing challenges in their heroic work," said Roger Rindo, Oconomowoc Area School District Superintendent.


This program offers child care services for essential Health Care Workers, Police Officers, Firefighters and EMT's. At this time, the ages served will be 4-12 and care will be offered from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Cost of the program is $45 per day and families can register for as many days as they need; weekly attendance is not required. Location for the Lake Country community is Summit Elementary School in Oconomowoc.

The program begins Monday, March 30, 2020 with registration going on now. For full program details, answers to frequently asked questions, or to register, visit www.glcymca.org/covid-19-emergency-services-care

About the Y

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Through our focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we embrace and nurture the promise that lies in all of us. The Y gives children, families and individuals the support and resources they need to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. Our community turns to our Y for programs that nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being and enable people to give back and support neighbors. For additional information, please visit www.glcymca.org

About the Oconomowoc Area School District

With a mission to empower a community of learners and leaders, the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) offers a world-class education through rigorous curriculum, award-winning programs, nationally certified staff and opportunities for all students to reach their highest potential. Discover the OASD at www.oasd.org.