Both of our facilities offer Child Watch free for members with a family membership for children ranging in age from 8 weeks through 7 years. An adult must remain in the building and there is a 2-hour time limit. Our Child Watch areas offer age-appropriate games and toys and are fully staffed with caring adults.
Pal Service will provide parents with a “Pal” who will be available to escort their child from child watch to the program while the parent is involved in their own YMCA activity. Please fill out a form available at the front desk for this service.
Child Watch Holiday Wish List
One day last fall a little friend showed up in one of our Child Watches in a bridesmaid dress. She loved that dress! So, when the other little girls saw that awesome dress, they wanted to dress up too. Oh the fun we had when they were all asked to spin and show off their pretty dresses! Child Watch is just a fun place to hang out!
We learned today, our Child Watch has a holiday wish list if you happen to be out and about or clearing out making way for new toys. We need color pencils and crayons, blankets and burp cloths, dress up clothing for boys, baby dolls, trains and track. Plus crackers and Goldfish for snack, a 2-foot step ladder, a small college refrigerator and AA/D batteries. Thank you!
Kerasotes could use gently used outdoor toys; tricycles, big wheels, and similar items. We are always in need of play food, crayons, toys, blankets, and extra clothes for when kiddos have an accident!
701 South 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703 (Map)
Main Line (217) 544-9846
M-F 5:00am - 9:30pm
Sat 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm