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Family Resources during COVID-19

Child Care

Child Care Council – 845-294-4012 to be provided throughout the crisis period to families calling about daycare/childcare needs.The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.Their staff are available to process new applications and will prioritize healthcare providers and emergency responders.

Healthy Kids Program – starting Tuesday, March 17th, Healthy Kids is providing emergency full-day childcare in three locations to care for children from ages 6 weeks to age 12. The programs will continue until schools resume.Operates high quality and affordable before/after school programs since 2003.

Is in over 60 public schools and 19 counties.

Is licensed by New York State.

Staff are fingerprinted and background checked.

Fees are 100% parent paid-no school contributions.

Offers sliding scale fees, DSS accepted."

For more information:****Spaces are very limited*****

  • Email questions to registration@healthykidsprograms.com or
  • Questions about Union Avenue Childcare: Melissa: 845-249-2632.
  • Questions about 70 & 103 Hooker Avenue Childcare: Cassandra: 845-330-0199

First Location:

Union Avenue Community Fitness Center located at 565 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553

  • All children ages 4 through 12 are welcome provided they are not showing any sign of illness (fever, coughing, …).
  • Daily rates and hours:
    • $50/per day (no half-day rates available at this time) DSS accepted.
    • Extended hourly rate: $5/hour
    • Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm

Second Location:

Healthy Kids Programs at the Reformed Church building located a 70 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • All children ages 4 through 12 are welcome provided they are not showing any sign of illness (fever, coughing, …).
  • Daily rates and hours:
    • $50/per day (no half-day rates available at this time) DSS accepted.
    • Extended hourly rate: $5/hour
    • Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm

Third Location:

Healthy Kids Early Learning Center located at 103 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • All children ages 6 weeks to age 3 are welcome provided they are not showing any sign of illness (fever, coughing, …).
  • Daily rates and hours:
    • $75/per day (no half-day rates available at this time) DSS accepted.
    • Extended hourly rate: $10/hour
    • Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm 

Family Engagement Resources

How to talk to children about COVID-19

Library Resources: Need a library card but easy to do online and get a digital version to access e books etc. Great options for everyone!!

Educational Resources for Youth

Last updated March 26, 2020