Humana Partners to Support Y Child Care for Essential Employees
Support from Humana will reinforce the Y’s Essential Child Care program for children of essential employees during the Coronavirus health crisis.
The program, which started Monday, March 23, fills an important need for parents who have essential employment and must leave their home to work during the “stay at home” order, including first responders, health care workers, grocery store employees and others providing important services.
The partnership with Humana will provide families in need another child care option in the KC metro region.
“We are so grateful for Humana’s support during this difficult time,” said John Mikos, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. “This gift will help make sure we can take care of children of essential employees, so they can help take care of the rest of the community.”
Locations are available throughout the metro, with room to serve up to 400 children a day. The Y is working to add more sites, including locations in Johnson County.
The Y has been working closely with public health officials to put health and safety protocols in place to protect the children and associates.
“Humana is committed to supporting all of our essential workers at this time,” said Jeremy Gaskill, Humana’s regional president. “This support includes partnerships with community organizations serving those, who are serving and supporting our community.”
The program is available Monday through Friday for ages 5 through 12 (Kindergarten through 6th Grade). Lunch is included. Regular rates are $150 a week, or $35 a day.
Registration, locations and the scholarship application are available at KansasCityYMCA.org/EssentialCare.