Caring for Children Through Child Watch and Kids Club
With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why our Child Watch and Kids Club focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to play, make new friends and build self-reliance while parents workout.
Available to our family members, we provide up to two hours of free supervised playtime in a safe, enriching environment through non-structured, age appropriate play activities so your little one can develop social skills while you make time for your own development. Child Watch programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.
The safety of your children is our top priority. Parents, teachers and students with education and training in child development make up our team of dedicated staff. Strict reference and background checks are conducted on all YMCA staff and volunteers. All staff are required to be trained in and certified in infant and adult CPR and First Aid.