HCCF provides funds for essential workers’ child care
The Harrison County Community Foundation is providing funding to cover child care costs for health care, emergency and essential workers.
As many child care providers are closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, parents and guardians who are required to work are scrambling to find adequate child care.
The Foundation has partnered with Blue River Services, the Boys & Girls Club of Harrison County and the YMCA of Harrison County to provide a safe and age-appropriate option. Health care workers, emergency services workers and those employees working in essential services can register their children for free child care by directly contacting the providers.
Each of the three providers will conduct their own registration process, and they will have different hours and services available. Providers may have limited capacity. Slots are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the HCCF’s funding will provide for child care starting Monday, April 13.
For child care at Blue River Services’ Rainbow’s End, at 310 S. Capitol Ave. in Corydon, parents can register by calling Julia Baylor, director of Children’s Services, at 812-364-1142 or Rainbow’s End at 812-738-1979. Rainbow’s End will accept ages 1 year through 12 years. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack are included.
The Boys & Girls Club, at 134 Jenkins Court NE in Corydon, is conducting registration on its website, www.hc-bgc.org. The BGC is accepting those from 1 year old to age 18. Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided; extended hours may be available if parents or guardians ask when registering.
The YMCA, located at 198 Jenkins Court in Corydon, is also conducting registration on its website, www.ymcaharrison.org. Registration must be completed at least 12 hours in advance. Child care hours are 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and all food must be brought from home with the children.
“The Harrison County Community Foundation is so appreciative of the health care, emergency and essential workers who are taking care of our most important needs during this challenging situation,” Julie Moorman, the Foundation’s president and CEO, said. “They are true superheroes. The HCCF is proud to partner with these child care providers to help kids and families during this tough time.”