Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

When you come to work out at the YMCA, consider bringing your children along for the fun that awaits them at Child Watch, the Y’s drop-in child care program. Child Watch is more than just a safe place to look after your children while at the Y. Our Child Watch program offers children and babies the chance to get the most out of their own visit to the Y through playing, learning and staying physically active. Children ages six weeks to 8 years can participate in age-appropriate activities in a safe environment with trained staff. Monthly or daily passes are required, and your child can enjoy Child Watch for up to three hours per day while you are in the building.


Monday through Friday:        8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Monday through Thursday:   3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday:                               9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:                                11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

(Hours are subject to change, based on usage.)


Family Membership Monthly pricing: $35.00 for one child, $45.00 for two children, and $5.00 for each additional child per month, 3 hour limit per day.

$10.00 per child using a facility daily pass

Register at the customer service desk prior to visiting Child Watch.

For more information Call or email Kendra Byer at 651-388-4724, extention 253.


          6 weeks-3 years

You’ll find us on the main floor across from the coat hooks. Here, young ones participate in story time, songs, organized games, and free play in a safe, loving environment. If you wish, you may bring a bottle and our staff will feed your child. Socks are required.

          33 months-8 years

Located on the third floor between the large and small gyms. Our room has plenty of balls, mats, hoops, scooters, and other playthings perfect for getting active and having fun. Kids can jump, dance, create mazes and forts, play with balls, and meet new and old friends. An ultra-high ceiling and vibrant murals on the walls make this a happy place to play, especially when the weather is dreary. Tennis shoes or socks required. Snacks are not allowed.