YMCA Child Watch Policies

  • Only children listed on your YMCA Family membership plan will be eligible for this service.
  • Limit 2 hours per visit.
  • Space is limited. Once maximum capacity has been reached, a sign will be posted at the Child Watch and Courtesy Counter.
  • Help us with expected wait time by filling in your approximate visit time on the sign-in sheet so that we can notify parents who are waiting for the service.
  • Parents are responsible for following check-in and check-out procedures.
  • If someone other than the parent who checked in the child will be checking the child out, staff must be notified by the check-in parent. ID may be required.
  • If a child cries continuously or appears to be distressed for more than 10 minutes, parents will be notified and should assist in calming the child.
  • No food or drink products will be allowed in the Child Watch area.
  • Any child who appears to be ill and contagious (fever and/or cough, for example) will not be allowed to stay for the health of staff and other children.
  • Please be sure to take your children to the restroom before checking them in; staff may not leave the Child Watch room unattended.

Age Ranges for Child Watch

  • Downtown Express YMCA: 3 months - 11 years
  • Hogan Family YMCA: 2 months - 12 years
  • Southeast Family YMCA: 6 weeks - 12 years
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