Child Watch (ages 6 weeks to 12 years)
We support families with a variety of services that give parents fun and engaging options for kids while the family is at our Y.
We keep a weekly schedule with Child Watch Hours and special events.
Story Time with Mr. Lance
Story Time with Mr. Lance is back! Every other Monday at 10:00 am Mr. Lance invites all of our Child Watch children to our reading carpet for a story for all to enjoy. Story Time will always have a theme and will also have special guests! Come into Child Watch and see what we have planned!
Kids Club (ages 6 years to 12 years)
Kids Club is an extension of Child Watch, offering gym time and swimming for children from 6 to 12 years old. Kids Club is scheduled daily during both day and evening hours. Please see a current Kids Club Schedule for days and times. You will see Child Watch staff and Kids Club participants playing on scooters, or hear the roar of the running and fun with the basketballs in the gym.
We are very active with kids during Kids Club. Does your child want to swim while you work out, or while you take his/her sibling to another activity? Check out our Kids Club schedule for swim days and times. Please note that Child Watch Staff are with children in the pool/gym at all times during Kids Club. When weather permits, Kids Club will be held outside.
Tennis shoes are required to ensure the safety of participants.
Wee Deliver is designed to assist parents by delivering their child to their registered programs at Carls Family YMCA. Parents will bring their child into Child Watch and follow the normal signin procedures. You must fill out the proper Wee Deliver form in full and you’re done! You can head off to your class and we will drop your child off at the proper time and place. Wee Deliver does not pick up your children from their programs.
Parents please be aware of your class schedule. Child Watch will deliver your child to any swim program, but children must have their swimsuits already on under their clothes to do so.
Suggested Wee Deliver Programs:
» Swimming Lessons/Team
» Character Counts Preschool
» Gym Tots/Tiny Tots
» Sports Programs
Notes about Child Watch and Kids Club
For the safety and well being of all children, the maximum time allowed for a child to stay in Child Watch is 2 hours.
Staff to Child Ratios
The following ratios will be maintained to the best of our ability:
» 6 weeks-12 months 1:4
» 12-36 months 1:8
» 3-5 years old 1:12
» 8-12 years old 1:15
Periodically, we offer organized events for parents, such as Parents Evening Out, and our Child Watch staff make these events possible. So during special events, Child Watch will be closed for normal drop off/pick up.
Wee Deliver is not available during organized events. This is to ensure the safety of all registered children during the event.