ACC YMCA of Austin Child Watch Drop-in Center

Youth (Ages 6-12)
Child Care
12 months to 12 years

Austin Community College and the YMCA of Austin have teamed up to help parents reach for the stars by providing quality, affordable and accessible child watch to parents who are attending classes, programs, or taking a test at the ACC Highland Campus.

  • 12 Hours of Care Per Child, Every Week
  • Convenient Hours & Location
  • Ages Served: 12 Months to 12 Years
  • Safe and Supportive Environment
  • Engaging Activities to Support Happy, Healthy, and Active Kids

Located at Building 4000, next to the Veteran’s Resource Center

All rules, guidelines, and helpful tips can be found on the ACC Child Watch Parent/Guardian Guidebook.

For more information, contact: Elena Hickey at

ACC Child Watch Drop-In Center Website

ACC Highland Campus

6101 ACC Highland Campus Dr.

Building 4000, near the Veteran’s Resource Center

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

$4 an hour for the first child, and $2 an hour for each additional child (sibling discount).

Up to 3 hours max per day or 12 hours max per week

Currently enrolled ACC students attending class, programs, or taking a test at the ACC Highland Campus. Parent MUST have current ACC student ID, stay on-campus and sign child(ren) in and out. If staff need to contact you and you would prefer not to be disturbed during a test, please ensure we have an alternative contact on file.

12 months – 12 years old.

Staff can only change diapers of children under the age of 3, and will contact you to change diapers of your older child(ren) if necessary.

Email Missy Garcia to receive registration details at:

Minimum of 2 trained staff will be present at all times; 18 years or older, and are CPR/AED/First Aid certified.

Parents may provide snacks for their child(ren), but it MUST be nut-free.

Space is limited and will be awarded on a, first come, first served basis.

Available Sessions