LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - What could possibly be worse than standing in line on Election Day, waiting to vote? Waiting to vote with small children in tow comes to mind. That's why the YMCA of Greater Louisville is offering free Election Day child care so parents can cast their ballots in peace.
The Y bills its Zoe's Kids Day Out initiative as ensuring "children can spend their time in a safe, nurturing environment during the hour(s) their parents are at the polls."
"Election Day is the ultimate opportunity for citizens to make their voices heard," the YMCA's website goes on to say, "and the Y wants to help eliminate barriers to our democratic process."
Free child care for school-age children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be available for a maximum of two hours per family between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 at the following locations:
- Chestnut Street branch for all Coleridge-Taylor in-service day participants
- Freedom Elementary School
- Clark County Family YMCA
- Floyd County Family YMCA
- Bowen Elementary School
- Field Elementary School
- Greathouse Shryock Traditional Elementary School
- Lowe Elementary School
- Middletown Elementary School
- Stopher Elementary School
- Wilder Elementary School
- Bates Elementary School
- Hawthorne Elementary School
- Klondike Lane Elementary School
- Luhr Elementary School
- Tully Elementary School
- Cane Run Elementary School
- Fairdale Elementary School
- Olmsted Academy South
- Shacklette Elementary School
- Stonestreet Elementary School
- Trunnell Elementary School
Kids Club for infants, toddlers and pre-school will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Call your neighborhood YMCA branch to confirm schedules.