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

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

Masks are required in Child Watch for all children ages 2 and older.

Click Here to 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:

  • For ages 6 weeks through 10 years
  • Free to Lincoln Y Members with a Family/Household Membership
  • Parents/Guardians must remain in the facility or nearby with immediate cell phone contact if participating in Y fitness activity while child(ren) are in Child Watch 

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of children being cared for in Child Watch at one time. All families who would like to utilize Child Watch will need to make a reservation.

  • Parents can reserve a spot up to 24 hours in advance
  • All children cared for in Child Watch may receive care for no longer than 75 minutes each day at any facility
  • Please see all online reservation instructions before bringing your child to the facility
  • For assistance with reservations or questions regarding Child Watch, please call the Front Desk of the Y location you'd like to visit
  • All children will have temperatures taken prior to entry


Required Intake Questions

The Child Watch Intake Questions must be completed for any child who participates in the Child Watch program. These questions must be completed by the child's parent/ guardian before the child may be placed in the care of the Child Watch staff. After the questions are completed, child(ren) may participate in the program on a drop-in basis at any Lincoln YMCA location. Please notify the staff at the Child Watch you visit if your child's needs have changed and you have updated these questions. 


Child Watch Hours

Effective June 29, 2020, parents & guardians must reserve a spot for their child online prior to coming to Child Watch. The following reservation blocks will be available at all Lincoln locations:













Child Watch is CLOSED on Sundays