(Dover, Ohio) The Tuscarawas County YMCA is offering emergency childcare services for mission-critical and essential staff.

Services will be provided at 600 Monroe St. in Dover from 6:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Full-day emergency childcare will be available to first responders, military, hospital personnel, grocery store workers and essential staff required to report to work during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep communities safe.

Children will receive help with their homework in addition to a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, games, sports, movies. They will be supervised by experienced staff members. Officials explained that upon arrival, staff and children will receive a health screen, be required to wash and sanitize their hands and remain in small groups of six while also practicing social distancing.

Volunteers will monitor children and staff throughout the day to watch for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who displays symptoms will be sent home immediately.

Parents are asked to send lunches, snacks, and a water bottle (labeled) with their child every day. The program is available for children ages 3-12. Younger children must be potty-trained.

Registration paperwork must be completed 24 hours in advance of the start date.

For information: 330-364-5511, ext 309; jade@tuscymca.org.