Child Watch/Kids Quest

Child Watch/Kids Quest

The Lincoln Y offers drop-in child care while parents/guardians make use of the facility. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests. Child Watch and Kids Quest programs are staffed with people who enjoy and understand kids. At the Y, children are able to develop trust and security, learn about their world and make friends.

Child Watch 

Ages: 6 weeks - 10 years

Reservatons: Required at the Cooper, Copple Family, Fallbrook and Northeast locations for children under age 1 (must be at least 6 weeks of age). 

Available for FREE to Lincoln Y Members with a Family/Household Membership. Parent/Guardian must remain in the facility or nearby with immediate cell phone contact if participating in a Y fitness activity while child(ren) are in Child Watch. Only the adult/two adults (19 and over) who are listed on the same Family/Household Membership (as identified by the Membership Policy) may bring the children who are on the same account into Child Watch. 

What if I do not have a Lincoln Y Family/Household Membership?

A punch card must be purchased from the Front Desk. You will receive 10 one-hour visits per card. You must purchase one card per child and may only use the card at the Y facility where you purchased it. Punch cards are non-refundanble.

    • Lincoln Y Adult Members: $2 per hour per child
    • NonMembers or Away Members: $3 per hour per child

You may pay for an hourly visit at the Front Desk and present the receipt to the Child Watch staff. 

Time Limit: 2 hours per day per child (Note: Time utilized towards the 2 hour limit is accured daily across the association's facilities.)

About Child Watch: In a supervised setting, children will have the opportunity for free play. 

Kids Quest

Ages: 5 - 10 years

Time Limit: 2 hours per day per child (Note: Time utilized towards the 2 hour limit is accrued daily across the association's facilities.)

Available for FREE to Lincoln Y Members with a Family/Household Membership. Parent/Guardian must remain in the facility or nearby with immediate cell phone contact if participating in a Y fitness activity while child(ren) are in Kids Quest. Only the adult/two adults (19 and over) who are listed on the same Family/Household Membership (as identified by the Membership Policy) may bring the children who are on the same account into Kids Quest. 

What if I do not have a Lincoln Y Family/Household Membership?

A punch card must be purchased from the Front Desk. You will receive 10 one-hour visits per card. You must purchase one card per child and may only use the card at the Y facility where you purchased it. Punch cards are non-refundanble.

  • Lincoln Y Adult Members: $2 per hour per child
  • NonMembers or Away Members: $3 per hour per child

You may pay for an hourly visit at the Front Desk and present the receipt to the Kids Quest staff. 

About Kids Quest: In a supervised setting, children will have the opportunity to play games, make crafts, utilize the gym or other age-appropriate activities.

Kids Quest's Summer Fun Zone (Cooper YMCA only)

In a supervised setting, during summer break from school, from 9am-noon Mon-Fri, youth ages 5-10 participate in activities for the day of the week: Mon & Wed = Youth Gym | Tues & Thur = Game Room | Fri = Densmore Park

Child Watch/Kids Quest Policy and Information

Child Watch/Kids Quest Information Record Form

A Child Watch/Kids Quest Information Record form must be on file for any child who participates in the Child Watch/Kids Quest program. This form must be filled out and signed by the child's parent/guardian before the child may be placed in the program. These forms are kept on file in Child Watch/Kids Quest, a form must be on file at each Y facility you use. Please notify the staff of any change of information on your child's form. After the registration form is filled out, the child may participate in the Child Watch/Kids Quest program on a drop-in basis.

Child Watch and Kids Quest Hours by Location

If there are no children in Child Watch and/or Kids Quest 30 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time, Child Watch and/or Kids Quest will close early. 

LocationChild WatchKids Quest

Cooper

402-323-6410

M-F 8:00am-8:30pm

Sat 8:30am-1:00pm

Sun 12:00pm-5:15pm

M-Th 4:30-8:00pm

Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Sun 12:00-5:15pm

Copple Family

402-327-0037

M-F 8:00am-8:30pm

Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm

M-F 4:00-8:00pm

Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Sun 12:00-5:00pm

Downtown

402-434-9260

M-Th 4:30-8:00pm

Sat 9:00am-12:30pm

M-Th 5:00-8:00pm

Fallbrook

402-323-6436

M-Th 8:00am-8:30pm

F 8:00am-8:00pm

Sat 8:15am-2:00pm

Sun 1:00-4:00pm

M-F 5:00-8:00pm

Sat 8:30-11:30am

Northeast

402-434-9262

M-F 8:45am-1:00pm

M-Th 4:30-8:30pm

F 4:30-7:30pm

Sat 8:45am-12:30pm

Sun 12:45-4:15pm

M-Th 5:30-7:30pm