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

NEW RESERVATION PLATFORM

On June 1, 2024, we’re launching a new interface for Child Watch reservations. As we transition to the new platform, we will pause reservations for Child Watch service for the week of June 1 to 7, and attendance will be on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Once the new platform launches, the reservation process will be the same; the only difference will be that you will log in using the email address associated with your My Y account, (rather than your member ID). The first time you log in, you will be required to enter a verification code.

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.

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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/CLOSURES

EVENTS

  • Parents enjoy a night out while kids,ages 3-12, enjoy a night at the Y! — Register today!

    • Upcoming: Friday, June 21, 4:00pm

    • Future events: July 19 | August 16 | September  20

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: 8:15-11:15am and 4:00 - 7:30pm
  • Friday: 8:15-11:15am
  • Saturdays: 7:45 - 11:30am

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH CLOSURES/EVENTS

EVENTS

  • Parents enjoy a night out while kids, ages 2-12, enjoy a night at the Y! Events held every last Friday of the month. ALL children must be potty trained to participate.  - Register today!

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/CLOSURES

EVENTS

  • Parents enjoy a night out while kids enjoy a night at the Y! Register at the Welcome Center.

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 EVENTS/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 EVENTS/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/CLOSURES

EVENTS

  • Parents enjoy a night out while kids, ages 3-12, enjoy a night at the Y! - Register today!

    • Upcoming: Friday, June 21, 5:00pm

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

NEW HOURS ADDED! Starting May 17 through the end of August, these hours will be added in addition to our regularly scheduled times:

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

HOURS

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

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH EVENTS/CLOSURES

EVENTS

  • Parents enjoy a night out while kids, ages 3-12, enjoy a night at the Y!- Regster today! 

    •  Upcoming: Saturday, June 29, 6:00pm

    • Future events: July 20

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 EVENTS/CLOSURES

EVENTS

  • Parents enjoy a night out while kids, ages 3-12, enjoy a night at the Y! - Register today! 

    • Upcoming: Friday, June 28, 4:30pm

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 EVENTS/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 EVENTS/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 EVENTS/CLOSURES

EVENTS

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-12:00pm and 4:15pm-7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-12:00pmm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm

UPCOMING CHILD WATCH EVENTS/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.


NEW RESERVATION PLATFORM

On June 1, 2024, we’re launching a new interface for Child Watch reservations. The reservation process will be the same, the only difference will be that you will log in using the email address associated with your My Y account, (rather than your member ID). The first time you log in, you will be required to enter a verification code.

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 the email associated with your My Y account:

MAKE A RESERVATION NOW