Included with your membership, the Y offers on-site care for your child during your visit to the Y. Children 6 weeks to 12 years old can stay for up to two hours while you work out.
Child Watch Guidelines and FAQ:
Who can stay?
– Children 6 weeks to 12 years old
– Children do not have to be active members on your Y membership account to utilize Child Watch.
Parents and guardians 18 and older may leave a child in Child Watch, but they are required to remain on-site at the Y during the child’s visit.
How long may my child stay?
Children may stay for up to two hours per day and a maximum of ten hours per week across all YMCA of East Tennessee locations.
What if my child is sick?
Child Watch team members reserve the right to refuse a child that appears ill. Please do not bring your child if they have any of the following: ear infection, cold, green runny nose, cough, diarrhea, pink eye, lice, fever, or any other contagious illness.
Do you change diapers?
Please be sure the child’s diaper is clean at drop-off. Child Watch staff may not change diapers. A parent’s assistance will be requested if a diaper change is needed or if a potty-training accident occurs.
What about snacks?
Due to the many allergies among children, please leave all snacks at home. Sippy cups and/or water bottles are welcome.
What are your hours?
Our Child Watch hours vary depending on our members’ needs at each location. Please find your location below: