Childwatch Center Policies & Guidelines

This service is available for children on family memberships ONLY.

2 hour maximum per day, per child-no more than 10 hours per week, per Bright From the Start regulations

Parents must remain on YMCA property while your child is in Childwatch. Children must be signed in and out of the center by a parent or guardian. Children need to be signed out of Childwatch by the same person who signed them in, unless prior arrangements have been made. Children must be a member of the YMCA to stay in the center.



No Drop Offs after 11:15am


No Drop Offs after 7:15pm



No Drop Offs after 11:15am


No Drop Offs after 6:15pm



No Drop Offs after 10:45am

Children may NOT be dropped off without a Childwatch Attendant present.

Please help your child have a positive experience!

  • Bring your child to the center clean, dry, and fed.
  • Label all bottles, cups, diaper bags, etc.
  • Inform us of any special needs your child may have.
  • Let us know about your baby’s sleep and play choices.
  • Bring any source of comfort for your child (i.e. small blanket).
  • Utilize the toys we have in Childwatch and leave personal toys at home.
  • The best way to familiarize an apprehensive child and parent to the center is to start their visits at 15 minutes and gradually lengthen them. During this time, it is very important you visit the YMCA at least twice a week and not leave more than four or five days between visits.
  • Addition policies and procedures are found in the Childwatch brochure.