Child Care at the Y

The J. A. Walters Family YMCA offers a variety of in-house child care programs for members and guests. Each program is located in the child care center of our YMCA, and offers age-appropriate activities from fun and caring staff. Click the links below for more information. 


Join us for a half-day Pre-K program for kids ages 3-4. Your child will enjoy weekly themes, group reading time, and appropriate skill building activities. Kids also participate in swim lessons on Monday and Wednesdays and practice free swim on Fridays.

Our program is held from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Child Watch area. Space is limited. All children must be potty-trained. (This program is not required to be licensed by Bright From the Start)

Sunshine Pre-K Flyer

Register for Sunshine Pre-K Here!

As a service to our valued members Child Watch provides on-site child care for your family and guests while enjoying our facilities. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for children in a safe and secure environment during your visit to our YMCA. We offer interesting and inviting age-appropriate activities implemented by warm, caring and fun staff members.

Your children are your greatest treasure and we take our responsibility seriously whenever you entrust them to us.

Updated Child Watch Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 1 PM & 3:30 PM – 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Reserve your spot here

As a part of your family membership here at the Y, we offer Parent’s Morning Out for your children 6 weeks – 12 years old. Don’t worry about feeding them lunch either, we got that covered! We will have fun activities planned for the kids while you enjoy your morning out. Parent’s Morning Out occurs the second Friday of every month. Please email Lindsey Alexander for any questions. 

Register for PMO here

Needing a quiet night to yourself? Date night with the husband? Last minute shopping? But wait… what about the kids!? We got you covered! With your family membership here at the Y, we offer a Parent’s Night Out to you every 1st and 3rd night of every month for ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. Your kids will enjoy a fun evening of games, activities, and dinner while you enjoy the evening to yourself. Contact Lindsey Alexander for more details.

Register for PNO Here!