Letter to YWCA Families

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Dear Parents & Families,

YWCA Lower Cape Fear announces it will be open on Monday, March 30th for childcare for children ages 0 to 12 years old for essential workers (i.e., medical professionals, first responders, grocery store workers, delivery workers, sanitation workers) and children who are already enrolled in its Early Education and Youth Enrichment Program.

Childcare hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For new students, YWCA is offering a special rate for school age children of essential employees: $25 per child, per week for the first two weeks of enrollment; the third week and thereafter the rate is $130 per week for school age children (K – 6th grade).

YWCA Lower Cape Fear has partnered with Live Oak Bank to offer ten scholarships for families who qualify. Scholarships will be on a first come, first serve basis. To qualify, an essential business employee must present proof of employment at the time of the childcare application. Space is limited so please send applications as soon as possible. Contact childcare@ywca-lowercapefear.org or call 910-799-6820 to apply.

YWCA Lower Cape Fear has the support of the state of North Carolina to keep its doors open. Precautionary measures are being put into place to protect staff and students. “We know that we are essential, and we are crucial to those essential families who have to work,” said Velva Jenkins, CEO YWCA Lower Cape Fear. The childcare facility will follow stricter guidelines, which include a screening upon entrance to facility, limiting numbers of children per room, increase in hand washing and sanitization measures throughout the day, and daily health checks on every child.

Thank you for your being a part of our YWCA family. We wish you comfort and health over the next couple of weeks, and look forward to seeing you soon.


YWCA Lower Cape Fear