COVID-19 . . . A quick update for you on our plan here at the Y
Last updated: 2pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
YMCA Fitness Centers, Gymnasiums, Pools and all programs are all CLOSED until further noticed. We will continue to offer childcare as a critical community service (See Below). We are hosting Facebook LIVE workouts. Be sure to like our YMCA TC page on Facebook for instructor posts and join our #SocialDistancingYMCA group!
Amidst this Covid-19 pandemic, we need your help more than ever. As a YMCA member, we know that you are committed to being a part of our community in a big way. Now, more than ever, your YMCA membership is playing a huge role in ensuring safe childcare for the families of essential workers on the Treasure Coast and supporting our Y staff as we re-position ourself to fully focus on childcare.
We miss you so much in our fitness center and in our Group Exercise classes and we are asking that you consider leaving your YMCA membership active through this time of unknown. We know that our branch closure is temporary, and that we all are facing financial unknowns. We ask you that if there is any way for you to retain your YMCA membership through this time it will mean that our Y is able to reestablish our position in the community as a resource for many families as quickly as possibly. We want to see you back as soon as we can!
We are working hard to keep our economic engines working and we are relying on your support during this time. We want to see our favorite Y instructors and trainers back, working with you in our facility as quickly as possible. It will take us all working together to help make this happen.
We are continuing to offer childcare at all 3 of our sites (Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Indiantown). Stuart and Indiantown offer Preschool and School-Aged care from 6 weeks through 8th grade while our PSL site offers School-Aged care only. We are now offering daily rates as well as weekly rates to aid in the fluctuating schedules of First Responders. WALK-INS WELCOME! Check out our COVID CHILDCARE PAGE for registration and pricing.
In response to the School Board’s implementation of Virtual Learning (beginning March 30th) we plan to implement daily school lessons and give children technology time, aided by staff, to complete their teacher-assigned lessons. Some details are to-be-determined as we learn more from our local School Districts. Students are encouraged to bring their school-issued laptop to Day Camp.
For the safety of all children as well as our staff, we will be checking temperatures of both children and parents at the time of drop off. We are also routinely checking temperature throughout the day. At the time of drop-off, please be mindful of our 6 foot demarcations on the ground and do not gather at check in tables. We are breaking down our group sizes to be within a 1:9 ratio to ensure that we are following the guidelines of the CDC. We will not be taking off-site fieldtrips. For regularly enrolled Preschool students, please keep in close communication with your child’s teacher. Our Teddy Bear Academy in both Stuart and Indiantown is OPEN. For any other Childcare inquiries, please email Robert Griggs.
A big shout-out to our fantastic instructors for hosting live workout sessions! They are committed to your wellness and we are proud to have them on our team. Be sure to connect with them on our YMCA TC page on Facebook and join our #SocialDistancingYMCA group with Lori, Tressa and others! Their daily workouts can be watched LIVE for those wanting the interaction, or they can be viewed any time of the day for your schedule convenience.
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