CHILD WATCH AT THE Y

The Maui Family YMCA’s Child Watch program is for children 12 weeks to 12 years of age that provides an interactive place for your children to play under caring supervision so you can enjoy your visit to the Y and workout with peace of mind. We will watch the kids while you focus on you!

Hours

Mondays – Fridays

8 AM – 1 PM
4 PM – 7 PM

Saturdays

8 AM – 12 PM

Ages

12 weeks to 12 years of age

Fees

  • $4 For 1 Visit
  • $24 for 12-Visit Punch Card
  • $40 for 20-Visit Punch Card

*Each visit has a 2-hour maximum time limit

Visit our Welcome Center to purchase a visit or punch card for your child!


Check-in

For your child’s safety, a parent/guardian is required to check their child in and out of the Child Watch Center. The parent/guardian who checks the child in must also check the child out, unless prior arrangements have been made with Child Watch Staff. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to check children in and out of Child Watch.

Checklist

Before you drop off…

  • My child is fully clothed
  • My child is in a clean diaper or has used the bathroom
  • My child is well fed/nursed
  • I have brought all items needed to care for my child (i.e. water, prepared bottles/snacks)

Time Limits

The Child Watch program is not a licensed child care center. Consequently, state guidelines restrict your child’s usage of Child Watch to no more than 2 hours total per day.

We recommend you limit your child’s Child Watch visit to these age-appropriate lengths:

  • 12 weeks – 9 months
    • 30 minutes
  • 9 months – 2 years
    • 1 hour
  • 2 – 4 years
    • 1.5 hours
  • 5 – 12 years
    • 2 hours

Please be sure to drop your child off at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Leaving the YMCA

The Child Watch program is not a licensed child care facility; therefore, a parent/guardian MUST remain inside the YMCA facility during the child’s stay. Failure to comply will result in revocation of Child Watch services.

Crying

For the comfort of all Child Watch participants, we will find a parent/guardian if attempts to calm a crying child are unsuccessful for 10-15 minutes. Once notified, the parent/guardian must check the child out of Child Watch at that time.

Food & Drink

If you provide food and drink for your child, please bring only water and healthy dry snacks. Drinks must be in spill-proof cups and snacks must be in a seal-able container or Ziploc bag.

Allergies

Please remind us of any allergies your child may have upon each visit.

Diapers & Bathroom Use

Please ensure that all children arrive in dry, clean diapers. We do not change diapers or assist with bathroom usage. We will locate you if we suspect a diaper needs to be changed or your child needs to use the restroom.

Illness

Children showing signs of illness will not be allowed in Child Watch. A child must be symptom-free for 24 hours in order to return. If your child has a communicable illness or head lice, please notify the Child Watch staff immediately so appropriate action can be taken.

Toy Policy

We have many toys, books, and activities to discover and explore in Child Watch. Please leave personal toys at home; they could get lost or broken and often cause conflict. If the toy is a needed comfort item, please label it and take special care to remember it when you leave.

Discipline & Behavior Issues

Our goal is to develop self-discipline and respect for others. When necessary, the following age appropriate discipline will be used: We will use logical consequences and redirect children displaying inappropriate behavior. In some cases, supervised removal (time out) may be used. If a child is having excessive problems (i.e. biting, hitting, etc.) the parent/guardian will be located and the child will be removed from Child Watch. If behavioral issues continue, a child will be asked not to return for a period of time determined by the Child Watch Coordinator.


Questions?

Have any questions about our Child Watch? Feel free to contact our Child Watch Coordinator, Shannon Tesoro, at shannon.tesoro@mauiymca.org.