CHILD WATCH NEW OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES

child playing in the park

We know our Y parents are eager to exercise at the Y while their children play in a fun, safe environment! As we continue to navigate the challenges and costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we're thrilled to be able to offer our members options for Child Watch at several of our branches, with enhanced safety and cleaning protocols to provide the safest environment possible.

CHILD WATCH MEMBERSHIP

Select YMCA branches offer a Child Watch membership option. Those with family memberships can opt to add Child Watch to their accounts for an add-on fee.

HOW IT WORKS

You can add Child Watch to your Family I or II membership and may opt in or out of the service at any time. While you exercise or relax at the Y, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Due to reduced capacity, participation will be first come, first served. Capacity is available to view online below. Face coverings are required for children ages two and up who are not fully vaccinated and contact tracing will be ensured through an efficient check-in/check-out system. To upgrade your membership, visit your branch or call 858-514-4411.

NEW: With a Child Watch membership, you can now utilize the service at any location that offers Child Watch!

Select a branch for Child Watch details:

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 adult signing in the child must be the same adult signing out the child.
  • 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.
  • Cell phones 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:

Keeping kids safe is our number one priority. Face coverings are not required but are strongly recommended. Children who exhibit symptoms such as runny nose, persistent coughing and/or fever will not be allowed to participate in Child Watch. Learn more about our safety policies

The YMCA has implemented new safety and cleaning procedures that adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and safety and follow county and state health guidelines, providing the safest environment possible. 


Child Watch membership is currently available at the following branches:

Copley-Price Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $10
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday/Wednesday: 4:00-7:30pm
    • Tuesday/Thursday: 8:15-11:15am and 4:00-7:30pm
    • Saturday: 7:45-11:30am

COPLEY PRICE CHILDWATCH

18

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


McGrath Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $10
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours (19 months - 9 years old):
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm and 4:30-7:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Infant Care Hours (6 weeks - 18 months old)
    • Monday-Wednesday: 8:45-11:00am

MCGRATH CHILDWATCH

12

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $20
  • Ages 6 months - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

ECKE CHILDWATCH

12

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Cameron Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $10
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old.
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 8:45-11:30am
      and 4:15-7:15pm
    • Saturday: 8:45am-12:00pm

CAMERON CHILDWATCH

24

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


South Bay Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $10
  • Ages 6 months - 9 years
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 3:45-6:45pm
    • Starting May 7, Saturdays: 8:00-10:30am

SOUTH BAY CHILDWATCH

12

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Mission Valley YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $20
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old.
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 3:30-6:30pm
    • Saturday: 8:00-11:00am

MISSION VALLEY CHILDWATCH

12

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Toby Wells YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $20
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours (2 - 9 years old):
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:45-11:45am and 4:00-7:00pm
    • Friday: 7:45-11:00am
    • Saturday: 7:45am-12:00pm
  • Infant Care Hours (6 weeks - 23 months old)
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:45-11:45am
    • Friday: 7:45-11:00am
    • Saturday: 7:45am-12:00pm

TOBY WELLS CHILDWATCH

24

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Rancho Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $20
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours (as of April 1):
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:00-12:00pm
    • Tuesday/Thursday: 3:30-7:30pm
    • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

RANCHO CHILDWATCH

10

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $20
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old.
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
    • Starting June 20, 2022:
      • Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 11:30am
      • Monday/Wednesday: 4:00 - 7:00pm
      • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

RYAN CHILDWATCH

24

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $10
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 7:45-10:45am and 4:00-7:30pm
    • Saturday: 8:00-11:00am

JACKIE ROBINSON CHILDWATCH

33

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $10
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Monday-Friday: 8:30-11:30am and 4:30-6:45pm
    • Saturday: 8:30-11:00am

MOTTINO CHILDWATCH

24

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


Dan McKinney Family YMCA

  • Child Watch add-on monthly fee: $20
  • Ages 6 weeks - 9 years old
  • Child Watch Hours:
    • Morning Session:
      • Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-1:00pm
    • Afternoon Session:
      • Monday and Wednesday: 2:30-6:30pm
      • Tuesday: 2:30-6:00pm

MCKINNEY CHILDWATCH

8

AVAILABLE SPOTS
AS OF SUN 10:17 PM


SAFETY AND POLICIES:

Face coverings are no longer required for children regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about our safety policies

The YMCA has implemented new safety and cleaning procedures that adhere to the highest standards of hygiene and safety and follow county and state health guidelines, providing the safest environment possible.