Child Watch

HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT STARTS EARLY

The Y provides a safe space for your child to stay and play while you work out. With a wide range of activities to stimulate your child's creativity, self-esteem, and independence, our Child Watch will help your child develop essential social, physical, and intellectual building blocks. Youth are grouped in age-appropriate areas and can enjoy supervised free play for up to two hours at a time.

 

Child Watch is a walk-in privilege exclusive to our 'Household' and 'One Adult Household' membership holders. Parents and/or Guardians must remain in the facility when their child is in our care (exceptions apply ONLY to Mid-Morning Out & Parents Night Out programs).

REGISTRATION

  • Each child that uses our Child Watch area must be registered under your family membership & have a current photo on file in our system.

  • Please allow extra time on your first visit to complete our required Child Watch registration forms.

  • With an active 'Household' or 'One Adult Household' Membership, you are granted access to use the Child Watch areas at both the D.A. Turner & John P. Thayer branches.

COST

Included with all 'Household' or 'One Adult Household' Memberships

*Additional fees are required for Child Watch programs such as Mid-Morning Out & Parents Night Out

AGES

We accept children ages 6 weeks -12 years old

PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT change diapers; In the event that your child needs their diaper changed or assistance using the restrooms, a Child Watch Staff member will retrieve you from within the facility.

CHILD WATCH HOURS OF OPERATION

D.A. Turner YMCA

Child Watch Hours

Monday - Friday: 

Morning

Evening

 

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Saturday:

Morning

 

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Child Watch is not offer on Friday evening.

John P. Thayer YMCA

Child Watch Hours

Monday - Friday: 

Morning

Evening

 

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Saturday:

Morning

 

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Child Watch is not offered on Friday evening.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions our Child Watch areas are limited to 20 children at one time.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

For more information on our 'Mid-Morning Out' and 'Parents Night Out' programs, please click HERE.

Questions?

Please contact us at, childcare@ymcacolumbusga.com

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