Maui Family YMCA’s Emergency Childcare Program

Meeting our community’s health crisis needs

A health crisis puts incredible strain on our health care and infrastructure systems. With all Hawaii public schools closed state-wide, parents are often forced to choose between work and providing necessary child care.

This is hard for any parent, especially parents in health care and essential services – as missing a day of work may mean less hands providing life-saving care and essential services to members of our community who need it most.

That’s why we are proud to offer the Maui Family YMCA’s Emergency Childcare Program for hospital personnel and other essential workers who must continue to work during this COVID-19 pandemic.

As a trusted child care provider for decades

The YMCA is honored to provide this service to help hospital teams and other essential workers provide critical community care without worrying about childcare.

Emergency Childcare services will be offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm for children 4 years – 12 years of age.

Children enrolled in our Emergency Childcare Program will receive access to a full curriculum including stem, art, and homework help to continue to provide the tools to grow and develop.

In order to maintain a safe environment for both staff and participants, we kindly ask families that have recently traveled to refrain from registering until a minimum of 14 days after their arrival date.

Enhanced security procedures are also in place to monitor anyone coming in and out of facility, daily cleaning and sanitizing of all areas of facility, and no personal toys allowed on-site.

All children and staff will be practicing CDC safety precautions. Children will be taught social distancing and hand-washing practices in a fun, instructional manner.

Our staff will be performing temperature screenings upon check-in. Should any child become ill during camp, they will be quarantined until they can be picked up. Any staff or participant must comply with CDC Guidelines before returning.

We can’t do this alone

We understand the uncertainty right now is at an all-time high and the thought of donating to a non-profit seems a stretch. We want you to know, the money you are able to donate to us will go directly to funding our work around providing emergency childcare relief for hospital personnel so they can care for everyone else.

If these critical workers cannot make it to work, their ability to care for people during this crisis is compromised.

We appreciate you considering how you can help.


Have questions about our Emergency Childcare Program? Feel free to contact our Youth Director, Brian Kawamoto, at or 808-242-9007 ext. 5016.