YMCA offers free child watch on election day

Valley of the Sun YMCA has announced that all 16 of its branches will be offering free child watch services, up to four hours from 8 a.m. to 8 pm., on election day for parents and caregivers.

ymca_blu_rgb_rThe child watch offering, called Zoe’s Kids Day Out, is open to members and non-members. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be potty-trained, according to a press release.

The Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA is located 6869 E. Shea Blvd.

“At Valley of the Sun YMCA, we are extremely excited to be a part of the Zoe’s Kids Day Out initiative this year, and look forward to welcoming children at all of our branches on election day,” said Bryan Madden, CEO for Valley of the Sun YMCA, in the release. “Acknowledging taking kids to the polls may add stress for busy parents and caregivers, the Y is committed to doing its part to make sure all Americans can fulfill their civic duty.”

As the largest nonprofit provider of child care in the United States, the Y helps nurture children and encourage them to learn and grow.

Supporting parents and caregivers is a crucial component of nurturing children. Zoe’s Kids Day Out initiative is yet another way the Y is aiming to lend a hand, the same way it has been helping communities across the country for over 160 years, the release stated.

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