Childcare/Family Resources

Childcare & Family Resources

Call Childcare Connections: 845-331-7080

Parenting tips, activities and information on how to talk to your children about the Coronavirus. Click here.

We are living through a public health emergency that is creating a lot of fear and anxiety. Moms and moms-to-be need special support to cope and to have good mental health.

Call Childcare Connections: 845-331-7080

Effective Monday, March 23rd, beginning at 8 am, the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County will provide childcare for first responders, emergency personnel and essential workers who do not have the option to work from home.

Childcare Locations

Ellenville Elementary School – 28 Maple Avenue, Ellenville

Marbletown Elementary School – 12 Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge

New Paltz (Lenape Elementary School) – 1 Eugene L Brown Drive, New Paltz

Kingston YMCA – 507 Broadway, Kingston (Pine Grove Entrance)

Hours: 8 am – 4 pm
Please pack a lunch plus two snacks and coat for outdoors.
Registration is required and offered online or call 845-338-3810 x112 or email janderson@ymcaulster.org

UNICEF: https://rb.gy/wnfhkp
National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Fact Sheet for Preschoolers through 18 years. 

Spectrum will provide free internet access to students who currently don’t use its service. The company will install broadband and WiFi in new student households free of charge and provide access for 60 days. Contact Spectrum at 1-833-267-6094.

Parents face unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Parenting is always a demanding job, and the pandemic raises the stakes even higher. Sprout Therapy has created these practical tips to guide your family through the COVID-19 crisis.
Our guide helps parents choose the best airline for their child and enhance the safety of their unaccompanied traveler by providing them with the most up-to-date flying policies of major airlines, along with any restrictions that may prevent a minor from flying safely. Click here.

Non-profit Khan Academy, a free online learning resource offering lessons, exercises, and quizzes, has daily schedules for students ages 4 to 18 years to learn in an at-home setting during school closures. They also conduct daily livestreams on social media to help parents and educators best utilize the website’s tools and resources.

If you’re a parent and need more updated information on COVID-19 on an ongoing basis, NYS Center for School Health has created a page to serve as a repository for current resources for school leaders and staff. You can understand how your districts are making the decisions that they are. Click Here. 

Noggin features preschool learning games, full episodes, books and activities led by kids’ favorite characters. Noggin, knows school closures and child care issues are disrupting life. They remain committed to providing high-quality, digital learning experiences for your kids. They are offering their service FREE for 90 days in partnership with our friends at United Way.

As a virtual family engagement and parenting curriculum provider, we at ParentPowered PBC feel both a privilege and a responsibility to support the early childhood education community during this difficult time. In response to COVID-19 school closures, the Ready4K Core program is now FREE to early childhood education providers through the end of the school year.

Dr. Stroud has provided this informational video for parents in order to support caregivers in managing the emotional responses and developmental needs of their children during this crisis. Dr. Stroud provides parents with information and skills to support their children’s emotional health, mental well being, and build necessary skills of resilience.

Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline

Staffed 24/7 for answers to questions on issues related to the coronavirus.
Ulster County Hotline:
845-443-8888
Ulster County Online Chat Tool:
(for Covid-19 questions and concerns)
NYS Hotline: 888-364-3065

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Additional HOTLINE support:
Family of Woodstock crisis phone line: 845-338-2370 (24 hr.)
New York State Crisis text line: Text 741-741 (24 hr.)
Textmeback.org: Text and Chat line: 845-679-2485
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- 8255 (24 hr.)

Tips for Managing Stress

During this anxious time of dealing with isolation and concern due to COVID-19, this resource from the Institute for Disaster Mental Health has suggestions that can help you better deal with the isolation and uncertainty of the current situation.

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New York Times article: “10 Ways to Ease Your Cornavirus Anxiety”