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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 Watch 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.
Our goal is to offer you and your child the BEST CARE POSSIBLE!
Here is some basic operating information about our ChildWatch. To see the full details, rules, and expectations, please see our ChildWatch brochure.
- ChildWatch Hours of Operation:
- Monday-Friday: 8am to 1pm
- Monday-Thursday: 4pm to 8pm
- Saturday: 8am to 1pm
- Sunday: 2pm to 6pm
- Who Can Use ChildWatch?
- ChildWatch is available to YMCA members with a One Adult or full Family membership. We accept children from ages 3 months to 11 years.
See our full ChildWatch brochure for all rules, guidelines, and additional information.
Contact: Erin Cook, Membership Director, at Erin.Cook@AustinYMCA.org or 512.933.9622
Take some time for yourself when you come by the Y. We offer free child care for members so that you can get your work out or "me time" in.
Mondays 8am-8pm; Tuesdays 8am-8pm; Wednesdays 8am-8pm; Thursdays 8am-8pm; Friday 8am-2pm; Saturdays 8am-4pm; Sundays 12pm-3pm