CHILD WATCH OPTIONS FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS

child watch father waving to childWhile you exercise or relax at the Y, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Children engage in playtime activities that foster learning and social interaction. YMCA staff members are trained to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in their care, so that parents can confidently pursue their fitness goals and take part in the various YMCA programs.

CHILD WATCH SERVICES

Y Community Plus Membership

Child Watch services are included for family memberships within the Community Plus membership plan. Parents may reserve a specific time slot for care through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. See details below.

MAKE A RESERVATION NOW

CHILD WATCH AS AN ADD-ON SERVICE

Members who pay for Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis. As of November 20, 2023, adding the service to an existing membership is no longer an option. Learn more about the new membership plans and how to upgrade yours today.

POLICIES & GENERAL INFORMATION

SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCESS

  • A picture ID and/or family membership card is required. If you do not have your membership card available, another form of ID is required for proof of identification.
  • The same adult must sign the child in and out.
  • We have a 90-minute limit per session, per child. A member may use up to two sessions per day — one in the morning and one after 2:00pm (where available).
  • Notify a Child Watch staff member of any allergies at time of sign-in.
  • Adults must stay on the premises while utilizing Child Watch services.
  • Cellphones are not allowed inside our Child Watch areas.

PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR CHILD WATCH

  • Finish snacks outside. Keep drinks in closed containers labeled with your child’s name. Only water, milk and/or formula is permitted. Formula should be premixed and ready for your baby.
  • Leave personal toys and electronics at home. Comfort items are allowed but weaned after the first couple of visits to support in your child’s development.
  • Children must be potty-trained or wearing a clean diaper. For health and safety reasons, we do not change diapers.
  • Shoes are required for children who can walk.

SAFETY AND POLICIES:

The YMCA will continue to follow procedures that adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and follow county and state health guidelines. Learn more about our safety policies.


CHOOSE YOUR BRANCH LOCATION


Cameron Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

HOURS

  • Monday - Friday: 8:45am - 12:00pm
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 4:15pm - 7:15pm
  • Wednesday: 4:15pm - 7:15pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

QUESTIONS

For questions or help registering, please visit the Welcome Center or contact our Child Watch Coordinator, April Wilkerson at [email protected] | (619) 449-9622 ext 1650.

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH EVENTS

  • Parents' Night Out events are on the following Fridays! — Register today!
    • March 15
  • Cartwheels & Crafts - Fundraising event for annual support campaign. - Register today!

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Cameron Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Copley-Price Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 8:15am - 11:15am
  • Saturdays: 7:45am - 11:30am

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Copley-Price Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Dan McKinney Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

HOURS

  • Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-6:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-1:00pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH EVENTS

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Dan McKinney Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check out our Jackie Robinson Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Ages 6 months - 9 years

HOURS

  • Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 2:45pm-6:00pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

McGrath Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

HOURS

  • Child Watch Hours (6 weeks - 9 years old):
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm and 4:30pm-7:00pm
    • Friday/Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH EVENTS

  • Parents night out: Kids hang out while you enjoy a night out!
    • March 15 | Movie: Cars
    • April 19 | Movie: Ratatouille 

MORE INFORMATION

Check the McGrath Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Rancho Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

HOURS

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH EVENTS/CLOSURES

  • PARENTS NIGHT OUT- Parents enjoy at night out while kids play with their friends at the YMCA on Saturday, April 27, 6:00-10:00pm. - Reserve your spot today! 

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Rancho Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

HOURS

  • Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-7:00pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

South Bay Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:45am-11:15am | 3:45pm-6:45pm
  • Saturdays: 8:00am-10:30am

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the South Bay Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Toby Wells Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

HOURS

  • Child Watch Hours (2 - 9 years old):
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:45am-11:45am and 4:00pm-7:00pm
    • Friday: 7:45am-11:45am
    • Saturday: 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Infant Care Hours (6 weeks - 23 months old)
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:45am-11:45am
    • Friday: 7:45am-11:45am
    • Saturday: 8:00am-12:30pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Toby Wells YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events.

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Mission Valley YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 12 years

HOURS

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 12:30pm and 3:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am to 12:30pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Mission Valley YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events. 

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

HOURS

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-11:30am and 4:15pm-7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-11:30am
  • Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sunday: Closed

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES

MORE INFORMATION

Check the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA New for You page for more information on upcoming events. 

CHILD WATCH RESERVATIONS

Y Community Plus members may reserve a specific time slot for Child Watch through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system from your desktop, using your app login. Make a reservation. Note: Members who currently have Child Watch as an add-on to their family membership may continue to use the service on a drop-in basis.


RESERVE A PLACE IN CHILD WATCH

Y Community Plus members may reserve a time (up to 90 minutes) for Child Watch service through the YMCA app. Learn about the app and download it here. You may also log into the reservation system here, using your app login.

MAKE A RESERVATION

  • Login into the app or use this reservation module to the right
  • Register 12 hours before your desired Child Watch timeframe
  • Reserve your time by entering your membership ID
  • Select your desired timeframe
  • Click 'reserve now' and get ready to work out!