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Children are like sponges—they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our Child Care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do their homework.  Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

  • ChildWatch: ChildWatch is offered as a free service for members with a family membership. ChildWatch is more than just a safe place to look after your children while at the Y. Our Child Watch program offers children and babies the chance to get the most out of their own visit to the Y through playing, learning and staying physically active. 
    • HangTime and HangTime, Jr.: Ongoing structured play where your kids will play gym games, engage in arts and crafts, board games and interactive digital play while you get healthy on the machines or in a class of your own. This program is free with your membership. Ask for details about available sessions in Child Watch.
  • Parent's Night Out: In need of a night out? Bring your children to the Y on Parents Night Out – you’ll enjoy a few hours away and your kids will have a blast participating in age-appropriate themed activities. Registration required. 
  • Mother's Day Out/Parent's Day Out: This program will provide a play group for your child and a break away from the Y for you to shop, run errands, have an extended lunch, see a movie or just relax. Children can learn a lot from regular play dates with friends including social skills, sharing, communication with others and how to deal with separation issues.