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Emergency Childcare Program

The Police Activities League of Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County (PAL) has a program for parents who need childcare service for any emergency (including school closings due to inclement weather) that may arise: Emergency Childcare Program.

Our Emergency Childcare Program is also available for parents who need their child(ren) in a childcare program just for the day, while they are busy with other matters, not necessarily an emergency situation. In either situation, emergency or non-emergency, we are available to meet the needs of our parents.

How Does the Emergency Childcare Program Work?

It is difficult to plan ahead for childcare needs based on emergency circumstances, especially for school closings due to inclement weather. Unfortunately, parents are usually informed of school closings the night before or early in the morning, giving little time to prepare for childcare. There have been basically two options for working parents faced with emergency situations: find a babysitter on short notice; or take the day off from work to watch their child(ren).

To plan ahead for unexpected situations, parents can take advantage of our Emergency Childcare Program, whether it’s for full day or before and/or aftercare services.

To guarantee your child a place with our Emergency Childcare Program, you would remit a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $75, which includes a $25 credit toward the cost of using the service for the first time. This program is available between the hours of 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Please contact us with questions or concerns about our Emergency Childcare Program at or 609-645-8413.

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