Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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YMCA logoThe Capital District YMCA has extended school-age childcare to cover all “essential” workers, as determined by New York State, during the Coronavirus pandemic. This would include licensed health professionals and emergency responders, but also, essential employees in manufacturing, retail, infrastructure, news media, financial institutions, construction, defense and more.

For the complete list, please check here: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

The daily rate for childcare costs $48 per child. However, financial assistance is available through the YMCA for those with financial hardship.

The Y has also partnered with several other organizations, such as the Victory Church, and is providing food for children in Albany, East Greenbush, Schenectady and Troy.

YMCA Branches Providing Care

  • Bethlehem — 900 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
  • Duanesburg — 221 Victoria Drive, Delanson, NY 12053
  • Glenville — 127 Droms Road, Glenville, NY 12302
  • Greenbush — 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
  • Greene County — 35 Rt. 81, Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
  • Guilderland — 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084
  • Schenectady — 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Southern Saratoga — 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Troy — 2500 21st Street, Troy, NY 12180

Other Locations Providing Care

  • Arbor Hill Elementary — 1 Arbor Drive, Albany, NY 12207
  • Eagle Point Elementary — 1044 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
  • Giffen Elementary — 274 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
  • Hoosick Falls Central School — 21187 NY RT 22, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
  • New Scotland Elementary — 369 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
  • Philip Schuyler Achievement — 676 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
  • Sheridan Preparatory Academy — 400 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Online registration can be found at: www.CDYMCA.org/EmergencyChildcare

For more information, please call the Capital District YMCA at 518-869-3500.