Mission Valley • Toby Wells
Where Children Ages 6 Weeks to 12 Years Can Find Something Fun to Do!
Ages six weeks to 12 years
Free with Family MembershipsWe strive to provide a supervised, safe, enriching environment through non-structured, age-appropriate play activities in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment. This service is offered as a member benefit for Mission Valley YMCA and Toby Wells YMCA family members.
Infant Care6 weeks old to stable walking
- Infant care is from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and we require that children be checked in at the portable building that is near the east parking lot at Mission Valley Y and near the park at Toby Wells Y. After 3 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, children should be checked into Child Watch in the main building.
- Staff will provide an age-appropriate environment for infants.
Changing table available for parents only.
- Staff will use a text-message system for parent communication.
- This new infant care facility will allow your Child Watch staff to serve more children during peak hours. If you are unsure of where to take your child, please speak to the staff.
Kids Club Fun activities for ages 6-12!
We've reserved time in Child Watch for special activities for children ages 6 to 12. Check your child into Kids Club at the portable building near the east parking lot at Mission Valley Y and near the park at Toby Wells Y.
- Kids Club meets in the portable after 3 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and in the mornings on Saturday and Sunday. Additional hours: Mornings during all SDUSD’s school breaks (traditional calendar; see monthly schedule for details).·
- Children will have access to the indoor portable area as well as playground, outdoor bathrooms and field area. Playground and outdoor play times will depend on seasons. All indoor activities will take place in the portable.
- Check the monthly schedule for details.
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Toby Wells YMCA
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
10:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Our Staff & Volunteers
Parents, teachers and students with
interests and training in child development make up our team of
dedicated staff. We perform background and reference checks on all staff
and volunteers. All staff are certified in infant/adult CPR and first aid.
- PHOTO ID is required, and NO CELL PHONES are allowed.
- Only TWO PARENTS are permitted in the Child Watch lobby at a time
- Please keep the door closed after entering.
- Have your child(ren) visit the restroom and/or come in with a fresh diaper
- Working out before or after peak times may reduce waiting for Child Watch.
Toy Donations AppreciatedWe ask that if you have slightly used toys, games, books, or puzzles in good condition, please consider Child Watch when needing to donate your items.
Child Watch Hours
Ages 6 weeks to 12 years
Child Watch is a member benefit for family members, as well as people on a free guest pass. Program participants and Day Pass users are not granted access.
|Mon-Fri||7:45 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.|
|Closed for one hour for cleaning 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Sat||8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Sun||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Note: Two-hour time limit. During busy times or at staff discretion, a wait list my be utilized to maintain good safety practices. |
Peak busy times:
During busy times, a wait list may be utilized to maintain good safety practices.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday - Friday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat -Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Children picked up after the maximum time limit or after closing may lose Child Watch privileges. We will not check in kids 30 minutes before closing. Children must be checked out for four hours before returning to the program on the same day.
Your Child’s First Visit
Some children may feel comfortable immediately in Child Watch, and other children may need some time to adjust. On your first visit, we recommend you plan to spend 10 to 15 minutes in Child Watch with your child and the staff before your workout. Please share special instructions or concerns regarding your child with staff, and review the procedures and policies of Child Watch.
We want to work with you to make sure your
child has a fun and positive experience with
- Introduce your child to the area and the staff.
- Review posted policies.
- Present your membership card to staff upon check-in and check-out.
- Label all belongings.
- Share special instructions or concerns regarding your child with staff.
- Have a great workout!
Kids Clubhouse is located in the portable building at both Mission Valley and Toby Wells Ys. This handy space accommodates our infants in the morning and then transforms to a fun space for the Kids Club group later in the day. More space, more creative fun for all!Infant Care
Ages 6 weeks to stable walking*
|Mon-Fri||7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.**|
4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Kids ClubAges 6-12
|Sat||8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|
|Sun||9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
- We require photo ID, and we do not allow cellphones.
- Please form a line at the check-in counter.
- Your child(ren) should visit the bathroom and/or come in with a fresh diaper.
- Plan to visit outside of peak times (9-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.) to reduce waiting.
- Use of Infant Care/Kids Club is required when offered.
- When Kids Club is closed, children ages 6-12 may check in at the main Child Watch facility. Look for an adjusted schedule during summer and holiday breaks.
- Program hours may be adjusted due to number of participants.
Child Safety StatementAt the YMCA, we place extreme value on children’s emotional well-being and physical safety. We are rigorous in our employee screening and selection process. Interviews, reference checks, fingerprinting, and our Staff Code of Conduct are all proven-practices to ensure proper staffing.
Once hired, all staff attend a YMCA of the USA Child Abuse Prevention Training Program, and our management staff receive additional training in this area. Additionally, policy disallows any contact
between children and staff outside of YMCA programs or facilities.
We ensure proper staffing and knowledge through YMCA policies and guidelines that include:
- Staff/Child relationships
- Staff recruitment, training and supervision
- Parent’s Rights and Responsibilities
- All YMCA staff are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and are trained in proper reporting procedures to Child Protective Services.