As more schools choose to start remotely for the year, this can present problems for working parents. If you need a childcare facility that can support your child doing remote work, there are a few options available in the Rockford area.

We will continue to add places to this list as they are announced. If we missed your business or organization, please email us at to let us know!

Belvidere YMCA

220 W Locust St., Belvidere, IL

Belvidere YMCA will offer a daycare that supports distance / remote learning starting on September 8th. They will be open Monday through Friday from 5:30 am – 6 pm. Parents can enroll kids ages kindergarten through 8th grade for individual days or weeks.

They will provide breakfast, snacks, activities, crafts and more.

This will be offered through the first quarter and then re-evaluated as districts release further plans. Private pay and CCAP/DCFS approved families can register online. Call 815-547-5307 with any questions.

Cost: $30 per day for members / $35 per day for non-members

Register here

Kids Spot

9461 N. 2nd St., Roscoe, IL

Kids can safely do their remote work as well enjoy time bouncing, running, and playing games. They will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. Parents can enroll kids for 2, 3, or 5 days per week.

Once children are seated, they are not required to wear a mask. They will be seated a minimum of six feet apart. During playtimes, they will be required to wear a mask when they are within 6 feet of other people.

Cost: $79.58 for 2 days per week
$119.37 for 3 days per week
$159.12 for 5 days per week
Siblings receive a 15% discount

Get more information here

YMCA of the Rock River Valley

Camp C.A.R.E.S (Childcare and Recreation-Enhanced Studies)

Camp Winnebago (5804 N. Main St., Rockford, IL)

This is designed to be a safe space for kids to work on their district provided remote lessons with the support of a group leader. They will also be opportunities to have outdoor education, STEM activities, arts and crafts, and camp activities. Space will be limited. 

Cost: $150 per week for 5 days per week
$105 for 3 days per week

Registration request form here

Other schooling options for the 2020-2021 year

Rockford Christian and Christian Life will both be offering in-person schooling five days per week.

Will you be using remote learning childcare or camps this year?

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