Child Watch

"It's so nice to be able to workout knowing my child is in good hands!" - Denise M.

Healthy child development starts early. Our staff will welcome your child in a safe and caring environment. With a wide range of activities to stimulate your child's creativity, self-esteem and independence, our Child Watch will help your children learn essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks. This is a walk in privilege for our family memberships when parents are exercising. Please abide by our policies and guidelines while encouraging your children to make new friends and enjoy themselves in this fun environment. 

John P. Thayer YMCA Schedule


Monday          9:00AM - 1:30PM

                          4:20PM - 7:45PM

Tuesday          9:00AM - 1:30PM

                          4:30PM - 7:45PM

Wednesday    8:45AM - 1:30PM

                          4:20PM - 7:45PM

Thursday        9:00AM - 1:30PM

                          4:30PM - 7:45PM

Friday***       9:00AM - 1:30PM

Saturday        8:15AM - 1:00PM

*** Parents Night Out - Offered on the 3rd Friday of every month, PNO is available to both Members ($20) and Non-Members ($25). Parents- can enjoy a night out for a dinner-date, shopping, or kid-free quiet time at home, while the children can hang out after hours at the Y! 

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D.A. Turner YMCA Schedule*


Monday          8:00AM - 12:15PM

                         4:30PM - 8:30PM

Tuesday          8:00AM - 12:15PM

                         4:30PM - 8:30PM

Wednesday    8:00AM - 12:15PM

                         4:30PM - 7:45PM

Thursday        8:00AM - 12:15PM

                         4:30PM - 7:45PM

Friday              8:00AM - 12:15PM

                         4:30PM - 7:30PM

Saturday        8:30AM - 12:30PM

The John P. Thayer YMCA & D.A. Turner YMCA Child Watch Program:


  • Is exempt through Bright From The Start

  • Accepts all well children from ages 6 weeks to 13 years.

  • Is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

  • A peanut-free area.

  • Does not change diapers.

  • Limits participation per child to 2 hours daily - 10 hours weekly.

*D.A. Turner YMCA limits participation per child to 3 hours daily.

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