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Community Resources ≫ Childcare

Ellis Medicine has been reaching out and been contacted by child care centers that want to provide support and services to essential employees and medical staff who are in need of childcare. Please see below listing of resources that we will continue to update, of services and businesses that are opening their doors in this time of need to assist our employees.

Childcare Options: Office of Children and Family Services

We have reached out to Brightside Up, Inc., a division of the Office of Children and Family Services, for childcare options currently available in the Capital District.  They are continuously working hard to track down every available childcare slot in the six (6) county region. 

The Office of Children and Family Services has also compiled a listing of trained and cleared childcare workers currently out of work.  These individuals may be interested in caring for children in their own home.  If you are in need of childcare, please contact any of the below representatives at Brightside Up and they will connect you with available childcare options that best meets your needs and the listing of childcare workers.

Tricia Howland


Phone: 518-426-7181 x. 315

Paulann Beardsley


Phone: 518-426-7181 x. 306

Mary Miranda


Phone: 518-426-7181 x. 329

Capital District YMCA School-Age Childcare:

Capital District YMCA is responding to the urgent need for childcare services for health and medical staff by re-purposing multiple branches for childcare services from 7 AM – 6 PM Monday-Friday.  They recognize that since schools are closed and parents need reliable care for ages 5-12. Please see attached flyer or call for more information at 518.869.3500.

KinderCare Learning Center – Reopening For Essential Workers

KinderCare is reopening to support essential workers who need care for their children.  They cater to children six (6) weeks old to twelve (12) years old.  They have also agreed to provide 10% discount to all medical persona for one (1) month.  Please see attached flyer or call for more information at 518.344.5340.