Free child care on Election Day

YMCA offers help to busy parents


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The YMCA of Florida's First Coast wants to ensure that all Americans can exercise their right to vote.  It announced Zoe for President: Kids Day Out - an initiative providing free child care services on Election Day, making it easier for parents to get to the polls on Nov. 8. 

The YMCA will offer members and non-members child care in its KidZone at all branches. Parents and guardians can leave children, ages two and older, for up to two hours on Election Day free of charge while they vote.  Online reservation for non-members is required. You can RSVP at FirstCoastYMCA.org.

“Our hope is that Zoe for President: Kids Day Out will help parents and caregivers make sure their voices are heard and the children we care for are given every opportunity to reach their full potential,” said YMCA of Florida’s First Coast President and CEO Eric Mann. “As the largest child-care provider in the country, the Y sees the potential in all kids and understands if given the opportunity to succeed, children can grow up to be anything they want —including president.”

The initiative is an effort to election a one-year-old girl as our nation's Commander in Chief in 2064.  It highlights the potential the Y sees in all kids to grow up and change the world if property nurtured and supported along the way.