Until further notice, Child Watch will not be available due to safety concerns.

So you can workout

Welcome to the Baker County YMCA Child Watch Program!

Children who are on a family membership can come to Child Watch while you workout. Trained and certified staff will keep your little ones safe and entertained while you get in that lifting routine, run, or enjoy one of our many group fitness classes!Yoga for woman and child

Monday – Saturday 8:00-11:00 AM

Monday – Friday 5:00-7:00 PM


Don’t have a family membership? No worries! Child Watch is available to everyone at $4 a visit, per child.

Please note that Child Watch is only available at the Fitness Center.

Child Watch Guidelines

Each parent must scan in his/her own child with the Child Watch staff.

Parents must stay on YMCA premises.

Parents are required to provide contact information when signing in children.

Child Watch is available free for children on Family Memberships. Children of members with individual memberships and non-members visiting our Y may participate for $4.00 a child. During peak times we reserve the right to limit the number of babies and children due to staffing, age of children, and space/supervision capacity.

Length of Visits

Supervised care is provided for children ages 8 weeks to 9 years old. Children may attend Child Watch a maximum of 1.5 hours per day. Our Child Watch has a 10-minute cry rule. Our staff is well accustomed to comforting and/or distracting distraught children, however, if after 10 minutes they are still inconsolable, the parent will be asked to return for the child.

Special Needs Children

The YMCA will make every reasonable accommodation possible for children with special needs. It is best that you contact the Child Watch Coordinator in advance to make him/her aware of your child’s needs.

Behavior Expectations

Children will be expected to:

  • Keep their hands and feet to themselves
  • Use their inside voice
  • Follow directions
  • Take care of toys and equipment
  • Treat others the way they want to be treated
  • Have FUN!

The YMCA reserves the right to refuse service to members whose children are disruptive to the Child Watch environment.

Diapers and Toilet Training
  • Parents are responsible for changing diapers.
  • If your child is in the process of toilet training, please bring them in pull-ups while they are here. (18 months – 3 years old)

The YMCA facility is for your enjoyment. Members and their guests use the facility and equipment at their own risk. Parents must assume full responsibility for their own children.


For the protection of all children, the following guidelines have been adopted in accordance with the report fo the committee to control infectious diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics. A child may not participate in Child Watch if any of the following exists and must be symptom-free for 24 hours.

  • Fever
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Any symptom of normal childhood diseases such as mumps or chicken pox
  • Common Cold from onset through 1 week
  • A sore throat
  • Croup
  • Any unexplained rash
  • Any skin infection: ringworm, impetigo, boils
  • Yellow/Green nasal discharge
  • Pink eye
  • Lice

In the event of a building evacuation, the Y staff will assist caregivers in taking the children out the assigned emergency exit. During the evacuation stage, parents will not be allowed to check their children out until all enrolled children have been accounted for outside. Parents, please evacuate through the proper exits. YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY.

Helpful Tips For an Enjoyable Experience

Before you check your child into Child Watch, be sure your child is prepared to enjoy their stay.

  • Children should not be hungry.
  • Diapers should be clean.
  • Children should be taken to the bathroom prior to checking in.
  • Please do not bring a child during his/her nap time.


  • If you are dropping you will be attending a group fitness class, try to show up a few minutes prior to the beginning of the class so as to ensure that you can drop off your child and not miss any of the class.
  • There are caps for how many children can be checked in to Child Watch at one time, and we function on first-come, first-served basis. If you think Child Watch may be busy, try to show up early to ensure we have space for you!
For a complete list of Child Watch guidelines, please visit the Welcome Center.