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We help members achieve balance by watching their kids while they work out. Child Watch is offered at all four Lincoln YMCAs. 

YMCA Members are required to reserve a time for their child(ren) in advance.
 

Register Your Child for Child Watch

 

Child Watch

We help members achieve balance by watching their kids while they work out. Our Child Watch is staffed with people who enjoy and understand kids. 

Here are some important details:

  • Child Watch is for children ages six weeks through 10 years.

  • All children cared for in Child Watch may receive care at any facility for no longer than two hours each day.

  • For the safety of those in our care, we limit the number of children in Child Watch at one time.

  • All families wishing to utilize Child Watch must make a reservation for ALL ages of children in their family prior to arriving. Parents/Guardians will need to reserve a spot for their child/children online or at the Front Desk before coming to Child Watch. Please visit ymcalincoln.org using any computer or mobile device to make your reservations.

  • Child Watch is free for Lincoln Y Members with a Family/Household Membership. Y Adult Members, Other Y Association/Nationwide & Community Members may utilize Child Watch for up to two hours by paying the $5.00/child fee.

  • The adult(s) utilizing Child Watch for their child(ren) must remain in the building while exercising. The adult(s) may run or exercise outside in close proximity to the Y, with immediate cell phone contact, but must sign a 'Permission to Exercise Out of Facility' form.

  • Child Watch reservations may be made up to one week in advance. Due to the limited number of spots available for each session, reservations may only be made for the times you will attend. If you make a reservation and need to cancel it, we ask that you call the Front Desk as soon as possible.

  • For assistance with reservations or questions regarding Child Watch, please call the Front Desk of the Y location you would like to visit.

Required Reservations

For the safety of those in our care, we limit the number of children in Child Watch at one time. All families who would like to utilize Child Watch will need to make a reservation for ALL ages of children in their family. Child Watch reservations may be made up to one week in advance. Due to the limited number of spots available for each session, reservations may only be made for the times you will attend. If you make a reservation and need to cancel it, we ask that you call the Front Desk as soon as possible. For the safety of your child we limit drop off and pick up to the two adults on the YMCA account and require parents/guardians to physically come into Child Watch and check their child in and out at each visit. The Child Watch Intake Questions must also be completed by the child’s parent or guardian before the child may be placed in any of our Child Watch Centers. The questions are required as part of the reservation process. 

Child Watch Hours

Parents & guardians must reserve a spot for their child online prior to coming to Child Watch. The following reservation blocks are available at all Lincoln locations:

Cooper YMCA

Weekdays:
9:00am-11:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
4:30pm-7:30pm*

Saturdays:
9:00am-11:00am
11:00am-1:00pm

Copple Family YMCA & Northeast YMCA:

Weekdays:
9:00am-11:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
4:30pm-6:30pm

Saturdays:
9:00am-11:00am
11:00am-1:00pm

Fallbrook YMCA:

Weekdays:
8:30am-10:30am
10:30am-12:30pm
4:30pm-7:30pm*

Saturdays:
9:00am-11:00am
11:00am-1:00pm
 

*Two hour time limit

Child Watch is CLOSED on Sundays.

Child Watch will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.