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

Child Watch is currently unavailable at our branches. Please check back on this page for notifications for when this services will be available again. Thank you for your understanding.

Child Watch

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

Here are some important details:

  • Available for up to two hours of child care per day, per child while you work out 
  • For ages 6 weeks to 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 
  • Reservations are required for children under the age of 1
  • Those without a Family/Household Membership to the Lincoln Y may pay $5 per child, per visit at the Front Desk to use Child Watch
  • Children ages 5-10 will have the opportunity to play games, make crafts, utilize the gym or other age-appropriate activities

 

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 by Location

If there are no children in Child Watch 30 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time, Child Watch will close early. Please note, holiday hours may vary.

Cooper YMCA Child Watch Hours
Days Open Close
Monday-Friday 8am 2:15pm
  4:15pm 8:30pm (7:00 on Fridays)
Saturday 8:30am 1pm
Sunday 12pm 5:15pm
Copple Family YMCA Child Watch Hours
Days Open Close
Monday-Friday 8am 1pm
  3pm 8pm (7pm on Fridays)
Saturday 8am 12pm
Sunday 12pm 5pm
Downtown YMCA Child Watch Hours
Days Open Close
Monday-Thursday 5pm 7:30pm
Saturday 9am 12:30pm
Fallbrook YMCA Child Watch Hours
Days Open Close
Monday-Friday 8am 2pm
  4pm 7:30pm (7pm on Fridays)
Saturday 8:15am 1pm
Sunday 1pm 4pm
Northeast YMCA Child Watch Hours
Days Open Close
Monday-Friday 8:45am 1pm
  4:30pm 8:30pm (7:30pm on Fridays)
Saturday 8:45am 12:30pm
Sunday 12:45pm 4:15pm (Closed in Summer)