The Back Up Emergency Care program provides early childhood education & custodial care for children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age whose parents need care because their usual child care arrangement is temporarily unavailable. Please be advised that care for children 6 weeks through 17 months will be available on a limited basis.


The Back Up Emergency Care program operates from 8am-6pm.


Conditions that define “temporarily unavailable” may include, but are not limited to the following:


-          The usual caregiver takes ill.

-          The child’s current child care facility is closed.

-          The current child care situation presents a danger to the child.

-          The current caregiver unexpectedly abandons his/her position.

-          The regular caregiver requires a period of respite.


Back-Up Emergency Care


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