Child Watch is safe, clean and a fun place for kids to be while parents are working out or taking other children to Y classes. Child Watch is free for Y Family members and available on a drop-in basis for up to two hours.
Child Watch & the Youth Activity Center are staffed by dedicated staff and volunteers – many of whom are also parents of kids involved in YMCA programs! Volunteers and staff must pass a criminal background check and a thorough orientation/training.
Parents provide healthy snacks, diapers, and wipes for their own children. Please keep in mind when choosing snacks that Child Watch does not allow nuts or nut products in the facility.
We currently have Child Watch services available at our Salem Family YMCA. For more information or to inquire about volunteering, call your local YMCA.
Hours of Operation at Salem Family YMCA (as of 10/10/16):
Child Watch (Ages 6 weeks to 10 years):
- Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (NOTE: After 6 PM ages 6 weeks to 6 years only)
- Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Youth Activity Center (Ages 7-12 years):
- Monday-Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.