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Childwatch

Childwatch policies:

  • Reservations are NOT required.
  • Children aged 6 months-9 years
  • Children must wash their hands before entering. If hand washing is not feasible, hand sanitizer may be used.
  • To minimize contact with high-touch surfaces, YMCA staff will sign all children in & out. If possible, please drop your children off in the Childwatch entry area and do not directly enter the Childwatch room.
  • No outside items may be brought into Childwatch, including beverages & snacks. Water is acceptable. Diaper bags, strollers and other childcare items may be stored while parents are using the facilities, but no items can be removed from them.
  • YMCA staff will not change diapers. If your child needs a diaper change, you will be contacted.
  • YMCA staff will increase sanitizing of toys and other objects, especially between use by different children.

We offer YMCA Childwatch because we understand parenting is a busy, full-time job. With our free drop-in care, parents can make use of the Y and make time to take care of themselves. Your child can explore, play and make new friends all while you’re getting your workout in. It’s a win-win!

Select your location below for updated hours:

Armbrust YMCA Childwatch Hours

Armbrust YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Sunday closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Butler-Gast YMCA Childwatch Hours

Butler-Gast YMCA Childwatch

Childwatch is not currently offered at this location. Please visit the Downtown YMCA or Maple Street YMCA.

 

Charles E. Lakin YMCA Childwatch Hours

Charles E. Lakin YMCA Childwatch

Day Times
Monday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Sunday Closed

 

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Downtown YMCA Childwatch Hours

Downtown YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 11:30 am-1:30pm 5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am-1:30pm 5:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am-1:30pm 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am-1:30pm 5:00-7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am-1:30pm  
Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm  
Sunday    

Non-member fee: $4/child

Maple Street YMCA Childwatch Hours

Maple Street YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5:00-8:45 pm
Tuesday 9:00am-1:00 pm 5:00-8:45 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5:00-8:45 pm
Thursday 9:00am-1:00 pm 5:00-8:45 pm
Friday 9:00am-1:00 pm  
Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Sunday Closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Mills County YMCA Childwatch Hours

Mills County YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 8:00-11:00 am 5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00-11:00 am 5:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00-11:00 am 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00-11:00 am 5:00-7:00 pm
Friday 8:00-11:00 am  
Saturday 8:00-11:00 am  
Sunday Closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Sarpy YMCA Childwatch Hours

Sarpy YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Sunday Closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $5/child

Sarpy YMCA Youth Zone

Day Times
Monday 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am-7:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Southwest YMCA Childwatch Hours

Southwest YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 5:00-7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm  
Saturday 9:00-11:30 am  
Sunday Closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Twin Rivers YMCA Childwatch Hours

Twin Rivers YMCA Childwatch

Day Times  
Monday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Sunday Closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Westview YMCA Childwatch Hours

Westview YMCA Childwatch - begins when the Y opens on July 18

Day Times  
Monday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm  
Sunday Closed  

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Parents must remain in the building while their child(ren) are in Childwatch. Limit of 90 minutes per day.

*Non-members may use the YMCA Childwatch for a small fee per day/child. We reserve the right to close up to 30 minutes early due to no attendance and change hours of operation at any time.

 

Parents' Night Out!

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is committed to serving families at all times. We offer care services on weekend nights to members for free for school-aged children, so parents can enjoy the occasional night out while their children are in safe hands. Kids can enjoy organized activities that will give them a place to shine and have fun.

Parents’ Night Out is FREE to YMCA of Greater Omaha members but space is limited. Registration begins the 15th of the month prior and remains open until full.

Sign Up for Parents' Night Out

Location When Time
Armbrust YMCA First Friday of the month 6:00-9:00 pm
Butler-Gast YMCA None  
Charles E Lakin YMCA Third Saturday of the month 6:00-9:00 pm
Downtown YMCA 2nd Friday of the month 6:00-9:00 pm
Maple Street YMCA 1st Friday of the month 6:00-9:00 pm
Mills County YMCA 1st Saturday of the month (begins in October 2022) 6:00-9:00 pm
Sarpy YMCA 2nd Friday of the month 6:00-9:00 pm
Southwest YMCA 2nd Friday of the month (begins in October) 6:00-9:00 pm
Twin Rivers YMCA 2nd Friday of the month 6:00-9:00 pm

Children must be potty-trained.

 

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