Child Care for Health Care Workers

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Child Care for Health Care Workers

As COVID-19 requires additional demands of all the brave health care workers and emergency responders during this time, the Wheatlands Metropolitan Board has partnered with the YMCA to offer childcare for those serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Wheatlands Clubhouse.  When we look back at this time, we will remember the love we felt and the ways we connected and helped each other as a community to get through this.   

The YMCA of Metro Denver is responding to the urgent needs in the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free, full day childcare for families of first responders and all essential workers.  This service is essential in the fight and provides a safe place for families struggling to find childcare while serving on the front lines. 

This temporary childcare service will begin on April 15, 2020 at the Wheatlands Clubhouse and runs from 6am-7pm.  During this time the YMCA staff will take extraordinary precautions:

  • Parents will drop off children outside the building
  • Daily temperature checks will be administered on each child
  • Activities will encourage social distancing
  • Kids will sanitize hands upon arrival and throughout the day
  • Staff will monitor children to look for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Staff will wear face masks
  • Staff will follow all CDC guidelines
  • The facility will be cleaned throughout the day.
  • The facility will also be cleaned daily by professional cleaners. 
  • At the end of the crisis, the Clubhouse will be completely disinfected.  (All cleaning services, fees or damage to the clubhouse will be paid for by the YMCA)

During this crisis, the Wheatlands Metropolitan District believes we should do our part in supporting first responders and medical professionals by providing a safe place for their children.  We thank you for your support of this decision and will provide more updates as needed. For more information regarding the program click here.   If you have any questions or comments please contact us at  

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