Child Watch

Child Watch is short term childcare available to parents participating in YMCA activities or programs. We provide care for children from six weeks to six years old. Children may attend for a maximum of two hours per day and parents are asked to remain at the YMCA and be accessible In the event of an emergency. Reservations are not required.

It is our goal at Child Watch to provide a safe and fun environment for your child while you workout. We strive to provide a variety of activities including reading, crafts, and games. Our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are our golden rules.

Summer Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. No Afternoon Hours


First floor of your Aberdeen Y on the south side of the building.


You will be required to complete a registration form when your child begins at the Child Watch. This form contains information about your child and your family and will be used in case of an emergency. Please notify the staff of any change of information on your child’s form.

Hourly Rates

For Y Members For Non-Members
First Child $2.00 $3.00
Per Additional Child $1.00 $2.00

*To receive member rates, parents must have a current Y membership.

Payment/Punch Cards

Payment via punch cards is required and available for purchase at the Front Desk. Child Watch punch cards are non-refundable.
Child Watch Policy and Procedure

Child Watch Questions/Issues

Please feel free to discuss your questions, concerns or suggestions with Child Watch Staff or Child Watch Coordinator, Alice May. Thank you for using Child Watch. We are happy to serve you.