YWCA Boulder County Weekly Update
We have determined a phased approach to reopening will ensure our alignment with Colorado Public Health guidelines.

This first phase will begin in early May:
On May 11, we will reopen part of our Infant Development Center (IDC). We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

On May 18, we will reopen part of our Pre-K program. We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

We will not be able to offer traditional drop-in services at this time and our hours will be Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with no Saturday hours. We are working closely with Colorado Public Health to determine a safe reopening process.

If you are in need of child care and would like to be included on the interest list, please email the Director of Children's Alley, Kate Hise, at: khise@ywcaboulder.org .

This phased reopening is to ensure we are in compliance with Colorado Public Health and their recommendation and requirements for social distancing and consistency of children being served. During this time, we appreciate your understanding and patience as we work together to ensure a safe environment for the children, families and staff.
Thank You #GivingTuesdayNow Supporters!
Thank you to everyone who participated in #GivingTuesdayNow this week! We so appreciate your support during this challenging time. YOU make our work possible, now and after this crisis.

On behalf of the families we serve, our Board and staff - Thank You!

If you missed #GivingTuesdayNow, you can still make a gift today. EVERY gift makes a difference!
Happy Mother's Day!
To all the amazing, strong women in our lives: mothers, mentors, friends and family - Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for your guidance, encouragement, love, hard work and determination to make the world a better place and raise the next generation of change-makers.

YOU inspire us every day - thank you for being who you are!
Take Action with Advocacy
Members of Congress and their staff are currently finalizing a draft for the next COVID-19 relief package. The decisions made in the next stimulus package will directly affect the immediate response and long-term recovery of nonprofits, their staff, and individuals across the country during and after COVID-19.

We are grateful for the initial steps Congress took to pass the CARES Act and provide emergency funding for the nonprofit sector, and include additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. However, more must be done to meet the significantly increasing child care, housing, and domestic violence community needs— both now and in the future.

If you have two minutes, join us and write your Members of Congress before it’s too late! We need your help and personal stories to support child care, housing, domestic violence service providers, and the nonprofit sector in the next COVID-19 stimulus relief package.

Time is of the essence to ensure our priorities are heard. Join us today !
RER Literary Book Club - May 12
Our next Reading to End Racism Literary Book Club will cover the book The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe.

The introductory meeting for this book will be at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, May 12, and will be an opening conversation about the book and the book club. You will not need to have read any part of the book yet.

If you are interested in joining this Book Club, please email Shiquita Yarbrough at syarbrough@ywcaboulder.org. All are welcome!
YWCA Parent Resources
YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to supporting parents and families during this crisis. As we all deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, the YWCA is providing virtual activities and learning opportunities from our Children's Alley teachers

  • Sign up for our Parent Resource emails for tips and activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. You can also read our past Parent Resource emails on our blog.
  • Like our Facebook page and stay tuned for more resources and more videos from our Children's Alley teaching staff!
  • Visit our YWCA Pre-K Virtual Classroom: A website designed with the intention of keeping our families and children involved in our classroom curriculum and with our teachers! We will be posting videos, resources, activity ideas, as well as sharing lessons, ideas, tips, and general conversations that we hope will help you navigate this time at home with your child.

If you would like to receive the Parent Resource eNews, please sign up here or by clicking the button below.
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