The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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Child Watch

Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

 

This is a FREE service for those with an individual or family membership.

 

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.  

 

Child Watch is available on a first-come, first-served basis for our members. Our Child Watch room, located downstairs, welcomes children age 6 weeks to 5 years. Children age 6 to 10 have their own Child Watch area upstairs, where they have more room to play and interact with their peers. There is a ratio of one qualified childcare staff person per eight children; infants have one staff to four babies. There is limit of 1.5 hours for 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.

 

H.Y.P.E. (Healthy Youth Positively Engaged) is our new Child Watch program that helps keep our elementary-aged members moving during the year! For those of you who enjoyed H.Y.P.E. during the summer, please note that the hours have changed for fall.
 
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 5pm-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. 

 

To learn more, contact Christine Young, Business Services Coordinator, at 972-772-9622 or email cyoung@ymcadallas.org