As an added benefit to your YMCA Family Membership, we provide a drop-in care area for members and their children.
Here, children from 12 weeks to 12 years old can play and learn in a safe, fun environment and parents can feel confident that their children are kept safe and entertained during their visit. During your child’s stay with us, they are encouraged to engage in fun activities that include a wide variety of age-appropriate toys, equipment and materials of interest to challenge them – including STEAM based activities and games. If your child may need accommodations due to diverse abilities, please reach out to the staff.
Children attending the Play Center will be supervised by qualified staff team members trained to deliver educational and enriching activities and provide interactive and positive feedback with a language and literacy focus.
Our Play Center is designed to serve children ages 12 weeks to 12 years. Children may be left in our care for one visit per day per child, with a maximum of 2 hours. The parent/guardian must remain on YMCA premises while their child is in the Play Center.
The Play Center is for use for YMCA Family Membership Holders only. Children between the ages of 12 weeks and 12 years can participate in the Play Center.
Parents/guardians need to personally drop off their children in the Play Center and remain on the premises at all times. The parent/guardian must use the Alaris sign in system when dropping off and picking up their children. You can sign in with your membership card, or your phone number on file. Anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed to sign a child in or out, even if they are a sibling or caregiver. Parents may check on their child at any time. For the safety of all children in the Play Center, non-YMCA staff/parents are not allowed in the Play Center during regular operation hours.
Visit our locations page to find your branch and check play center hours. Please be considerate and pick up your child by closing time. Hours and availability are subject to change on holidays and special events.
Each location’s capacity will be posted outside of the Play Center space and is determined by square footage and staffing. Our Play Center will operate at the following ratios: 1:12 for ages 4 to 12, 1:6 for ages 2 & 3 and 1:4 for ages under 2.
During your child’s stay with us, they are encouraged to engage in fun activities that include a wide variety of age-appropriate toys, equipment and materials of interest to challenge them. If your child may need accommodations due to diverse abilities, please reach out to the staff.
No food or drink is allowed in the Play Center at this time.
For safety reasons, personal items and toys are not allowed in the Play Center.