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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. 
  • Parent's Day Out: Parent’s Day Out is a program designed for care providers who want to introduce their children to socialization benefiting both child and guardian. Children will learn basic classroom skills such as the alphabet, numbers, colors, and related themes. They will be focusing on fun games, group crafts and activities that support the four domains of development as identified in the Texas Early Learning Pathways.  The four domains are as follows: Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication Development, Cognitive Development, Physical Health and Motor Development. Teachers will provide each guardian with a monthly newsletter and a daily activity rotation schedule will be posted at all times in the class room for your reference.