YMCA Childwatch & Parent’s Night Out



Childwatch will reopen on Monday, July 13 with revised hours & policies:

  • Reservations will be required. You may sign up for one 60 or 90 minute time slot per day. Each child will need to be registered separately. Click on the button of your YMCA Branch below to reserve your spot in Childwatch. You can also access the reservation system through our app. Click here for instructions.
  • Children aged 6 months-9 years
  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • 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 wear masks at all times. Parents should wear masks when dropping off & picking up children. We encourage children over the age of 2 to wear masks, but it is not required.
  • 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.


Click on your branch to reserve your spot in Childwatch.

We offer YMCA Childwatch because we understand parenting is a busy, full-time job. With our free drop-in childcare, 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

Monday8:30-11:00 am4:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday8:30-11:00 am4:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday8:30-11:00 am4:30-7:30 pm
Thursday8:30-11:00 am4:30-7:30 pm
Friday8:30-11:00 am

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Butler-Gast YMCA Childwatch


Ages: 6 weeks – 8 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Charles E. Lakin YMCA Childwatch

Monday9:00-11:30 am5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday9:00-11:30 am5:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday9:00-11:30 am5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday9:00-11:30 am5:00-7:00 pm
Friday9:00-11:30 am

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Downtown YMCA Childwatch

Monday4:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday4:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday4:00-7:00 pm
Thursday4:00-7:00 pm
Friday4:00-7:00 pm

Ages: 6 months-9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Maple Street YMCA Childwatch

Monday9:00 am-12:00 pm6:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday8:00-11:00 am6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am-12:00 pm6:00-8:00 pm
Thursday8:00-11:00 am6:00-8:00 pm
Friday9:00 am-12:00 pm

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Mills County YMCA Childwatch

Monday8:00-11:00 am5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday8:00-11:00 am5:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday8:00-11:00 am5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday8:00-11:00 am5:00-7:00 pm
Friday8:00-11:00 am
Saturday8:00-11:00 am

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

Sarpy YMCA Childwatch

Monday8:00 am-12:00 pm4:00-7:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am-12:00 pm4:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday8:00 am-12:00 pm4:00-7:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am-12:00 pm4:00-7:30 pm
Friday8:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturday8:00-11:00 am

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $5/child

Sarpy YMCA Youth Zone

Monday4:00-7:30 pm
Tuesday4:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday4:00-7:30 pm
Thursday4:00-7:30 pm

Southwest YMCA Childwatch

Monday9:00 am-1:00 pm5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday9:00 am-1:00 pm5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday9:00 am-1:00 pm5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday9:00 am-1:00 pm5:30-7:30 pm

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Twin Rivers YMCA Childwatch

Monday8:00-11:30 am4:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday8:00-11:30 am4:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday8:00-11:30 am
Thursday8:00-11:30 am4:00-7:00 pm
Friday8:00-11:30 am
Saturday7:45-11:00 am

Ages: 6 months – 9 years

Non-member fee: $4/child

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.

Parent’s Night Out – Currently no Parent’s Night Out sessions are scheduled.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is committed to serving families at all times. Along with daycare, we also offer childcare services on weekend nights, 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. Please register early and plan your night out!

LocationWhenTimeAgesNon-member price
Armbrust1st Saturday of the month - canceled5:00pm-10:00pm3-12Not available for non members
Butler-Gast2nd Friday of the month - canceled6:00pm-10:00pm4-12$7/child + $5/each additional child
Charles E Lakin2nd Saturday of the month - canceled5:00pm-9:00pm3-12$20/child + $10/each additional child
Downtown3rd Friday of the month - canceled5:00pm-9:00pm3-12$15/child + $5/each additional child
Maple Street3rd Saturday of the month - canceled5:00pm-9:00pm3-12$15/child + $5/each additional child
Mills County1st Saturday of the month - canceled6:00pm-9:30pm3-12$15/child
Sarpy2nd Saturday of the month - canceled6:00pm-10:00pm3-12$15/child + $10/each additional child
Southwest3rd Saturday of the month - canceled5:30pm-11:00pm3-12$15/child + $5/each additional child
Twin Rivers3rd Friday of the month - canceled6:00pm-10:00pm3-12$20/child + $7/each additional child

Children must be potty-trained.

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