Child Watch

Child Care and Youth Development

Let them play while you take time for yourself.

For the Convenience of our members, we have a Child Watch service available to all members during posted hours.

Child Watch gives your child quality care in a safe and fun environment!

Ages: 6 wees to 7 years

For their safety, all children must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian (18+) upon each visit to Child Watch. The parent/guardian, who signs the child in, must also sign the child out unless prior arrangements have been made with Child Watch Staff. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to check kids in or out of Child Watch. 

Child Watch is available to members and non-members.

*Parents/guardians must remain in the Y facility while their child(ren) are in Child Watch.

Parent/guardian must supply:
  • All diaper changing needs including baby wipes. 

  • Extra change of clothes-accidents happen.

  • Children that can walk, must wear shoes.

  • You may bring a drink for your child, but it must have your child's name on it.

Illness:

If your child has recently had a contagious illness or has an allergy, please inform Child Watch staff.

For the health and well-being of other children and staff, please do not use Child Watch if your child is ill or has been ill in the past 24 hours. Child Watch staff reserve the right to turn away any child(ren) that exhibits symptoms of illness.

Infants: 

For the safety of your infant and consideration Child Watch staff, we ask that you limit your use as there may be a number of babies in Child Watch at the same time. It is the discretion of the Child Watch staff to notify a parent/guardian if the infant has been crying for an excessive amount of time. 

No food is allowed. Drinks are welcome; please label your child's container.

Discipline:

Child Watch staff will use redirection and time-outs for inappropriate behavior. Problems will be discussed with parents/guardians.  If a problem persists and a solution cannot be reached, you may be asked to not bring your child due to the safety and well-being of the other children. The staff will make every effort to ensure that no child is harmed by another child's conduct. 

We are obligated by law to report any signs of child abuse to the proper authorities.

If staff is unable to console a child after 10-15 minutes of continuous distress, the parent/guardian will be notified. We make every effort to comfort a child, but we want them to have a happy experience.