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Child Watch is more than just a safe place to look after your children while at the Y. Our Child Watch program offers children and babies the chance to get the most out of their own visit to the Y through playing, learning and staying physically active.  

As we begin to phase in our reopening process, please understand our child watch volume is limited.

  • We cannot currently accommodate non-walking children due to our inability to offer soft-sided furniture, rugs, mats, etc.

  • We will not be offering diapering at this time. If a child's diaper needs to be changed, parents will be called.

  • When staff holds a child, they will wear an upper body covering that will include their chest and arms. These coverings will be laundered between each child.

  • There is a limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes of care while parents use our facility.

Child Watch hours:

Mon-Thur 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

               4:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Friday      8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Holiday hours may vary. 

H.Y.P.E. - (temporarily unavailable)

H.Y.P.E. (Healthy Youth Positively Engaged) is our Child Watch program that helps keep our elementary-aged members moving! H.Y.P.E. is available on Saturdays, as well as over the summer and after school, according to the RISD schedule.

H.Y.P.E. is available for the first 20 youth (ages of 6-10) who arrive at Child Watch. H.Y.P.E. is available during evening Child Watch hours Monday-Thursday from 4:30pm-8:15pm and Saturday mornings from 8am-1pm.

Children may stay for up to 1.5 hours, in accordance with our regular child watch hours. H.Y.P.E. participants will play various games ranging from Wiffleball, Basketball, Jump Rope, Crab Soccer, and other exciting high movement games! H.Y.P.E. takes place in the upstairs multi-purpose studio, gym, playground or outdoors. 


*Child Watch is not licensed by the state.