The HRYMCA offers Child Watch services in order to allow whole families the benefits of healthy living. Our staff are certified in First Aid, CPR and Epi-Pen administration. We are dedicated to engaging your child in entertaining and educational experiences.

What We Offer

We are pleased to offer children an opportunity to spend time indoors engaging in a healthy, social, and recreational experience while their families have the opportunity to exercise!

Hours Available for 6 weeks -9 years

Monday- Friday:

  • 4:00-7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday:

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm

Hours Available for Ages 6 weeks – 5 years

Monday-Friday:

  • 9:00am-12:00pm

NEW!  Tumble and Play is back!

Tuesday & Thursday: 10:30-11:30am in the Y gymnasium, beginning September 21

Meet other Y families while children ages crawling -5 years play their way through a series of tumbling mats and toys.  FREE for Y household members!  Tumble and Play is open to the community for a fee of $5.00 per child, $2.50 for each additional child.

Rules For Child Watch Rooms

  1. You must have a HRYMCA Household Membership to use Child Watch. Child watch is not available to any guests or nationwide members.
  2. Children can only be dropped off and picked up by the adult(s) on their household membership.
  3. Child Watch may be used up to 75 minutes per adult, per day. Child Watch may be used up to five times per week, per adult.
  4. Two adult household members may use Child Watch  twice in one day. However, there must be a minimum of a two hour break between visits and each visit the child must be accompanied by a different adult.
  5. A visit begins when one child is signed in and ends when the child is signed out of Child Watch, even if the full 75 minutes have not been used.
  6. Adults must stay in the building while their child is in Child Watch.
  7. Adults may stay longer on the first visit to help their child acclimate to child watch. At other times, adults are asked not to stay in Child Watch to play with their children.
  8. For the safety and security of your belongings, please refrain from bringing toys/games from home into Child Watch.

Child Watch Policies and Procedures

  • Child Watch staff will verbally ask the following questions to the parent. Child Watch staff will wear appropriate PPE equipment. If any of the below are yes, the child will NOT be allowed to enter Child Watch. The child must return home with their parent or caregiver.
    • Today or in the past 24 hours, have you or any household members had any of the following symptoms:
      • Fever of 100.0 or above, felt feverish, or had chills
      • Cough
      • Sore throat
      • Difficulty breathing
      • Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)
      • Fatigue
      • Headache
      • New loss of smell/taste
      • New muscle aches
      • Any other signs of illness
      • In the past 14 days, have you had close contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19
      • In the past 14 days, have you or anyone in your household traveled out of New England?
    • If all the answers to the above are NO, they are signed in by Child Watch staff.  Staff will make note of where the parent/guardian will be going based on the colored wristband. Should the parent/guardian relocate, they will alert Child Watch staff.
    • Face coverings are required for all staff and for children ages 3 and up.
    • Parent and Child will use hand sanitizer prior to signing in, then they can join the other children.
    • Parents will not be allowed in the Child Watch rooms.
    • Only the parent that signed in the child will be permitted to sign the child out.

Snack

Due to current health and safety regulations, children are not permitted to bring a snack to Child Watch.  They may bring a water bottle.

Additional Health Policies

We care about the health and safety of all the children in our programs, and our staff. Please adhere to the following policies.

A child may not attend Child Watch if he/she has:

  • Been absent from school that day due to illness
  • Discolored discharge from the nose
  • A persistent cough
  • Had a temperature over 100°F within the last 24 hours
  • Had diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Has active lice that have not been treated

If any of these symptoms are present, or any symptoms that cause our staff concern, we reserve the right to prevent you from using Child Watch.

Diapering

YMCA staff is not allowed to change diapers, so please have your children freshly diapered before drop-off. If there is a need for a diaper change, we will come to get you.

Winter Weather Policy

The safety of our members and staff is the most important factor in determining weather-related closings.  If conditions warrant, the CEO may decide to close the YMCA early, delay opening, cancel programs or classes, or close the facility entirely on severe weather days.

Please check our website and Facebook page for updated status reports on delays, closings and cancelations due to weather or emergency conditions.  In the event the Y is closed on a sever weather day, local television postings will also be made.

Youth Center

The HRYMCA Youth Center offers a welcoming space for youth ages 10 years and older to play, work out, do homework or hang out with friends. The Youth Center is staffed with energetic and engaging staff who are certified in First Aid and CPR. The Youth Center is intended to be a safe, fun, and inviting space where youth can socialize, learn new skills, and spend their free time in productive and healthy ways.

Youth Center Hours – Beginning Monday, September 20

Monday & Wednesday: 2:30-6:00pm

Saturday: 10:30am-12:30pm

Youth Center Policies

The Youth Center is open to members and their guests. Guests may purchase a day pass to access the Youth Center.  All youth must have a waiver signed by a guardian to visit the Youth Center.  The waiver can be emailed to Shelly Nardi, Youth and Family Director, or given to a Youth Center staff.

Youth 10 years old and up may sign themselves in and out of the Youth Center. Parents do not need to be present during this time. Parents should note that while in the Youth Center there is adult supervision, but outside of the Youth Center, youth 10 years and up have full access to most areas of the Y. They may enter and exit the building at their own will. We do expect everyone to uphold the Y core values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty at all times while in the YMCA.

Youth should refrain from visiting the Y if they have any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, gastrointestinal symptoms, loss of taste or smell, fatigue or headache.  Masks are required.

If any of these symptoms are present, or any symptoms that cause our staff concern, we reserve the right to prevent youth from using the Youth Center.