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Drop-In Child Watch (Ages 1-8)

Both Niebur (Esic) and Meyer Centers offer drop-in child watch services to our patrons participating in programs during set operating hours.

Parent must be on site at all times while their children are in the child watch room. These services are available for a maximum of two consecutive hours.

Hours & Rates

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 12:30pm & 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday*: 8:30am – 12:30pm
*Niebur Opens at 7:45am on Saturday
Sunday: Services Unavailable
Schedule Is Subject To Change.

Age: 1 Year – 8 Years
Full Privilege Members: Free
Basic Members: $1/Hr/Child 
Non-members: $4/Hr/Child

15-Minute Grace Period Will Be Given In The 2nd Hour.
Any Time Over 1 Hour & 15 Minutes Will Be Charged For The Hour.
Punch Cards Must Be Purchased At The Front Desk.

Fees are due at the time of service via punch card.

Punch Card Rates

5 Punch Card: $5 (Basic Members) • $20 (Non-members)
10 Punch Card: $10 (Basic Members) • $40 (Non-members)
Basic Member Special: 21 Punch Card: $20

Important Information

The Edwardsville YMCA is making every effort to provide a peanut-free environment in our child watch rooms. All parents can help out by thoroughly checking each snack label for peanut products. Snacks that contain peanut-related products cannot be brought to the child watch room.

We request that children who are ill not attend the child watch room as a health standard, as well as a courtesy to others, and for the well-being of all the children. Parents whose children exhibit symptoms will be asked to remove their child from child watch. Child watch staff will work with you and your child in order to make him/her comfortable in the child watch room; this may take several visits. The parent or guardian will be contacted if the child cries for 15 minutes.

Dry snacks, bottles, and cups with lids are permitted in the child watch room. Please label the child’s belongings before bringing them along. Due to staffing constraints and health regulations, the child watch staff does not change diapers. The parent will be contacted if their child’s diaper becomes soiled. To ensure the safety and security of your children, we will temporarily close the room when it has reached capacity. Room capacity is set at the discretion of the Child Watch Directors of each location.

Kid's Korner (Ages 5 - 11)

Do your kids feel a little “too old” for our normal drop-in child watch services? The Kid’s Korner is designed for parents who want to workout in the summer, but need to bring your older children along. We offer supervised and structured activities designed for them!

Monday – Friday • 8:30am – 12:30pm
Summer & Holiday Times Only

Niebur Center Only • Drop-in Child Watch Fees Apply

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