General Information

Mission Valley • Toby Wells

Child watch

Where Children Ages 6 Weeks to 12 Years Can Find Something Fun to Do!

Ages six weeks to 12 years

Free with Family Memberships

We 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 Care

6 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.


Mission Valley

Mon4:-5:55 p.m.
6-6:50 p.m.
6:55-7:30 p.m.
Kids Clubhouse
4:-5:30 p.m.
5:35-7:30 p.m.
Kids Clubhouse
Sat8:30-10:30 a.m.
10:35-11:30 a.m.
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kids Clubhouse
Kids Clubhouse
Sun9-10:30 a.m.
10:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids Clubhouse

Toby Wells YMCA

4:-5 p.m.
5:05-7:30 p.m.
Kids Clubhouse
Sat8:30-9:30 a.m.
9:35-10:30 a.m.

10:35-11:30 a.m.
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kids Clubhouse
Kids Clubhouse
Sun9:00-10:30 a.m.
10:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids Clubhouse

Activity Calendar:

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.

Parent Guidelines

  • 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.

See the Family Programs section for a complete listing of fun things to do with your children, including water slide time, science projects, crafts, gardening, family swim and more!


Toy Donations Appreciated

We 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.

Policies and Procedures

  • Parents must stay on the premises at all times and must let staff know where they will be located.
  • The parent who signs the child in must be the one to sign the child out. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • During Kids Club and infant care hours, we require check in at the portable space (east parking area at Mission Valley Y and near the park at Toby Wells Y).
  • Only children on a Mission Valley YMCA family membership may access Child Watch. Only parents and legal guardians may check in children to Child Watch. Child Watch Staff have the right to verify membership at anytime.
  • All beverages and personal items must in closed containers (sippy cups) and be labeled with the child’s name. Beverages must be clear liquid or milk only. Formula must be premixed and ready for baby.
  • We do not allow children to bring in any snacks or outside toys.
  • Notify staff at time of check-in if your child has any allergies.
  • Children are asked to pick-up after themselves prior to leaving.
  • Always bring your child in a clean diaper. For your convenience, diaper changers are located in the restrooms near lobby area and in the locker rooms. For health and safety reasons, we do not change diapers. (Special circumstances may apply).
  • Shoes are required at all times for children who are old enough to walk.
  • Sick children are not allowed in Child Watch. If your child has a runny nose, cough or fever, you will be asked to take him or her home. (All illnesses are determined at staff’s discretion.)
  • No cell phones Child Watch, Kids Club or Child Watch lobby.
  • Picture ID required at all times. If you do not have a membership card, you will be required to show another form of ID and proof of family membership.
  • Parents will be notified immediately about biting or other aggressive behavior. Depending on severity, the child may be suspended for up to one month. Staff may use time outs as a form of discipline; one minute per year of age.

The YMCA of San Diego County serves all people regardless of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, ethnicity or disability. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to Vice President, Human Resources, 858-292-9622.