Child Care for Essential Employees

In accordance with state guidance related to the COVID-19 response effort, GJSD is working with local child care providers to support essential personnel in our community.

If you hold one of these occupations and you need or will need childcare services, please complete this childcare for essential employees survey as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Cory Cotter at 518-762-4611 or

Essential workers who must work outside of the home and are using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funds to support it are available.  All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program.

COVID-19 Parent Application for CARES Child Care Scholarship:

Parents are instructed to complete the application for the CARES Child Care Scholarship via the link above. It informs parents that the application will be considered complete once the online application is finished AND the required supplemental documentation is submitted to Brightside Up (Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady). Questions go to Tricia Howland at