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Best Drop-in Daycare and Child Care for Essential Workers

Child care requests for essential workers and emergency responders are currently being prioritized during the COVID-19 crisis. The following Upwards locations accept drop-in child care for families with flexible schedules.

20 Daycares Accepting Drop-in Care Near Me



What is Upwards?

Upwards is a network of the best daycare, child care, and in-home preschool near you and across the United States. Our mission is to make sure that all families have access to quality child care that ensures their child has the best chance to succeed. All of the verified daycares holding the green badge have been vetted by early education experts. These child care programs are held to a higher standard than state licensing departments and have been background checked, have active licenses, and maintain health and safety certifications outlined by the state. We are currently prioritizing emergency drop-in and back-up care for essential workers and emergency responders.

How is Upwards different than traditional daycare?

We believe that every child deserves the best chance for success. The small class sizes ensure that kids receive individualized attention in addition to the social interactions needed for healthy development. We equip all Upwards providers with best in class education tools to promote early educational development across literacy, math, science, STEM, motor and social emotional learning centers. Parents can easily follow along in the Upwards app to see what their child is learning and how to continue education at home. Parents also receive in-app photo and video updates throughout the day so they never miss a moment!

How does Upwards help me find child care?

If you're looking for drop-in, back-up or full time child care, we are here to help you match. with the perfect daycare for your family. Child care requests for essential workers and emergency responders are currently being prioritized during the COVID-19 crisis. Once you sign up, our team will reach out to learn about exactly what you are looking for. After we've spoken, we'll do all the work matching you with the best daycares for you. Once you find the perfect child care provider, you can enroll directly through the app - it's that simple!

Where do you have drop-in and back-up daycare programs near me?

Upwards has drop-in and back-up child care locations all over the United States including major cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, and many more. Based on your current location, we offer care in 14 nearby cities and many other locations. Use the search box above to find the best daycare or in-home preschool near you. We look forward to helping you find the perfect child care provider!