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Child Watch

Free with your Adult + Child or Household membership!

Our Child Watch gives you the opportunity to leave your children in a clean, caring, and safe environment while you work out. Child care providers will make your child's stay fun and entertaining. Parents/caregivers must remain in the facility while utilizing the Child Watch services and your child's visit is limited to 2 hours/day. Child Watch is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years old. Older children are welcome, but please remember the environment is for younger children.


Child Watch Guidlines

As of June 15, 2020, our Child Watch service is free to Y members. The child must be a Y member (household, youth, or adult + child) to use Child Watch.

Healthy Environment

  • All staff and members will be screened for their temperature and respond to 2 health questions as they enter the Y facilities.
  • Children will wash their hands with soap and water upon entry and as needed during their time at the Y.
  • The staff will disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects between reservation groups. A cleaning checklist will be followed by our staff to ensure thorough sanitizing of supplies and spaces.
  • Our Y staff will wear a face covering or mask while working with children in Child Watch. We are smiling under there and excited to play with your child(ren)!
  • Children may wear a face covering, but it is not recommended for babies or children under the age of two.
  • As in the past, if your child is demonstrating any signs of cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms please keep them home until they are symptom-free for at least 72 hours without the use of medication.
  • If a child begins showing any symptoms that are consistent with cold, flu, or COVID-19, the child will be isolated from the rest of the group and the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick the child up from Child Watch.
  • Children are social and physical beings and we understand that they may not have those developmental or cognitive skills to be able to maintain 6’ of physical distance from one another. Kids are kids! We will use positive reinforcement strategies to build awareness of maintaining appropriate “personal bubbles” as well keeping hands and bodies from touching others.
  • If your child needs a bottle or sippy cup, please have it clearly labeled for used by Child Watch staff. Bottles and cups will remain stowed away and will be returned to the diaper bag following use.

Reservations & Group Size

  • We will be maintaining small group sizes in our drop-in child care settings. This group size will include up to 15 children and 2 Y Child Watch staff.
  • To maintain small group sizes, reservations will be required and can be made up to 73 hours in advance online or at the front desk.
  • Reservations may be made for 2 hours/day.
  • If you do not arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation, the spot may be offered to another family.

Check In and Check Out

  • Families will be asked to maintain physical distance by having only 1 household present in the check-in/check-out space at a time.
  • The check-in process will be “touchless” with staff using the reservation roster and electronic check-in and check-out of children in Child Watch.