Children exhibiting challenging behaviors in the early years often lack the social and emotional skills they need to effectively deal with conflicts and strong emotions. These social and emotional skills are essential skills for school readiness and positive long term social and economic outcomes (Raver & Knitzer, 2002)
Our program gives families short-term relief from the continual care of their child with developmental disabilities. Families can use their respite in a variety of ways, including having time to:
- Engage in leisure activities
- Spend one-on-one with spouse or other family members
- Run errands
- Keep appointments
Respite Care Eligibility
All referrals to the Respite Unit come directly from the San Diego Regional Center. Regional Center service coordinators decide whether you qualify for respite and how many care hours per quarter you will receive.
Respite Care Options
|In-Home Respite Care||Out-of-Home Respite Care|
|Care provided in the child's home by YMCA staff.|
Current CPR and First Aid certification
Clear a criminal background screening
Experience working with children
provided outside of the child's home in a licensed child care facility.|
Licensed Child Care Center
Licensed Family Child Care Home
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