child watch kidsMission Valley • Toby Wells

Child watch
A benefit for our family members!

Ages 6 weeks to 12 years

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 family members at Mission Valley YMCA and Toby Wells YMCA.

Our qualified, caring staff will take good care of your child while you use our facilities. Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years are welcome in Child Watch. See the schedules below for special care options for infants and for children age 6 and older at our Kids Clubhouse.

General Information

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-Fri7:45 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.
Sat8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sun9:00 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.

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 our Kids Clubhouse for special activities for children ages 6 to 12. The clubhouse is located in the portable building near the east parking lot at Mission Valley Y and near the park at Toby Wells Y.

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.
  • 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

Mon-Thu4-7:30 p.m.
Sat8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sun9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Activity Calendar:

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.