Let the Y Take Care of the Kids

YMCA ChildWatch offers free babysitting while you work out.
The Y provides a fun and stimulating environment for your six month old - 12-year-old while you work out as well as age-appropriate play areas and 2-3 caregivers at all times. ChildWatch features the Wii interactive gaming system, computers & homework stations, art & craft area and infant/toddler zone.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday, 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

ChildWatch Policies and information

ChildWatch is for Waterbury YMCA full-facility members only, parents must remain in building at all times. It is recommended that new children have some transition time with a parent in ChildWatch before the parent leaves for the first time. Please pick up a copy of our code of conduct on your first visit! If your child has any special needs, please discuss with staff so that we can better serve the needs of your family.


  • ChildWatch is available to full Waterbury YMCA Facility members only.  Program members, guest members or Unlimited Fitness members may not use ChildWatch
  • Members may not use ChildWatch for children that are not under their legal guardianship
  • Parents are the only people allowed to check children into ChildWatch; ChildWatch is not open to members caring for someone else's children.
  • The same parent must sign each child in and out daily.
  • ChildWatch has 1.5-hour time limit. If you would like extra time to shower or finish a workout, you must check in with staff after 90 minutes and request more time. 
  • If there is a wait list and your child has been checked in for 1.5 hours, you will be asked to pick your child up immediately.
  • Children that are visibly ill will not be allowed in ChildWatch.
  • Food or snacks are not allowed in Childwatch- Caregivers can provide water.
  • Childwatch staff are not allowed to diaper children- Please make sure children are checked in wearing a clean diaper. There is a diaper changing station and child bathroom for parent convenience located near the Childwatch room.
  • There are no nap areas/beds in ChildWatch. Your child may get tired, please leave a reclining stroller for them to nap in. if a reclining stroller is not provided the parent/guardian will be called to pick up the sleeping child. 
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Contact Gianna Falotico about the YMCA Childwatch Program


203.754.9622 X421