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YMCA Locations

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA


MUKWONAGO YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI  53149

262-363-7950

 

HOURS (October 23, 2017 - April 22, 2018)

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Waukesha YMCA

Waukesha YMCA


WAUKESHA YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186

 262-542-2557

 

HOURS (October 23, 2017 - April 22, 2018)

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Southwest YMCA

Southwest YMCA


SOUTHWEST YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI  53228

414-546-9622

 

HOURS (October 23, 2017 - April 22, 2018)

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

West Suburban YMCA

West Suburban YMCA


WEST SUBURBAN YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226

 414-302-9622

 

HOURS (October 23, 2017 - April 22, 2018)

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tri County YMCA

Tri County YMCA


TRI COUNTY YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051

 262-255-9622

 

HOURS (October 23, 2017 - April 22, 2018)

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Camp Double Eagle

W365 S8661 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Carroll University

210 N. Grand Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Y Children's Academy

100 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

Join the Y

Join the Y

A YMCA membership gives you more than just a place to work out, it gives you a community! Schedule a tour at one of our locations and meet our staff.

Y MEMBERSHIP HAS VALUE

  • FREE Y-Connect Orientation Program
  • FREE Y Fit Start
  • FREE Equipment Orientation
  • FREE Group Exercise Classes
  • FREE Water Exercise Classes
  • FREE Guest Passes
    (5 per calendar year)
  • Reduced Program Registration Fees

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Child Care & Camps

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YOUR CHILD AT THE Y

The Y has programs for children of all ages. From infant and toddler care at our Y Academy, to Preschool and 4K programs, to Before & After School care for elementary and middle school students, the Y can help your busy family find programs and care that's right for you.

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Summer Day Camps

For your child's best summer ever,
enroll them in camp at the YMCA!

Support the Y

 

Support the Y

The Y is a positive force in our communities and together, we can take on challenges that shape our future.

Workplace Wellness at the Y

 

Workplace Wellness

Physically fit employees make your company more fiscally fit.  Learn more about partnering with the Y.  It's good for employees, it's good for your company, it's good for your community.

WHY PARTNER WITH THE Y?

  • Access to a statewide program
  • Expertise of a wide variety of staff
  • Great membership benefits
  • Free annual program
  • Partner with a community minded organization

Child Watch 

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Child Watch | Drop-In Care (6 weeks - 7 years)
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

MAKE YOUR WORK-OUT WORRY-FREE

Our Child Watch program offers an opportunity for infants and children to grow, learn, and explore while meeting the need of their parents and family members who participate in Y programs and activities.  While keeping children safe in a nurturing and caring environment, Child Watch provides your child additional opportunities for social experiences and learning through play, all while fostering values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. 

Children are welcome in Child Watch for up to three hours per visit/per day. Parents must remain in the building while their child is under our care. Register at the Business Desk for our convenient unlimited Monthly Pass for Y members or an hourly rate card. A completed child intake form for each child is required prior to attending.
 

Monthly Draft Form

MONTHLY PASS

A great value for members! Unlimited visits per month. Convenient monthly bank or credit card draft available.

$10/Month (1 Child)
$15/Month (2+ Children)
 

HOURLY RATES

$3/hour, Member (per child)
$4/hour, Program Participant (per child)


 

Information & Policies

​CHILD WATCH HOURS

Monday - Thursday | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 4:00-8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday* | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday* | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 


*Hours vary by location, so please check with your local branch.  Child Watch is offered on Saturdays until 12:00 PM at Tri County YMCA and only available on Sundays at West Suburban YMCA.

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  General Policies

GENERAL

  • Children must be signed in and out of Child Watch by an adult (18 & up).
  • Children need to be signed out of Child Watch by the same person who signed them in, unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • If you are babysitting another child, you may only bring that child with written permission from the parent or guardian. Rates will be assessed for that child dependent on whether his or her parent/guardian is a YMCA member.
  • A photo ID is required for pick-up of children from Child Watch.

WELLNESS

Child Watch staff cannot accept a child in to Child Watch if they have had the following symptoms within the last 24 hours:

  • Fever of 100 or more
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Communicable diseases (including pink eye)
  • Rash
  • Open sores
  • Yellow or green runny nose or eyes
  • Excessive cough

If your child appears ill, we will contact you and ask you to take your child home. If your child stayed home from school because he or she is not feeling well, they should not be in Child Watch. In order to return to Child Watch, a Doctor’s note may be requested at staff discretion.

Employees may not administer medicine, including diaper cream. Please do not bring prescriptions or over-the–counter medicine to Child Watch.

We ask that you notify Child Watch if your child has come down with a contagious disease and were in Child Watch during the incubation period.

Communicable disease notification will be posted in Child Watch for seven days to alert parents of possible exposure.

Open wounds or skin irritations must be covered while in Child Watch. Please ask an attendant if your child needs a bandage.


EMERGENCIES

You will be notified immediately of any emergency or potentially serious injury concerning your child. You will be updated on any other situations when you pick up your child. Appropriate first aid or comforting techniques will be used for each particular situation.


WEE DELIVER

Wee Deliver is a service available that can transport your child to OR from class. We only drop-off to swim lessons. Child must be potty-trained and have swim suit on when arriving to Child Watch.


SAFE SLEEP POLICY

The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County follows the Safe Sleep Guidelines as recommended by the Milwaukee Health Department and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


SNACKS

Snacks are not provided by the YMCA, however there may be designated snack times and policies at individual Y’s. Not all Y’s have snack time available in Child Watch but there is a designated area available at each branch for you to provide snack to your child.

  • The Y encourages healthy eating. If you are bringing a snack for your child please try and encourage healthy choices. Food should be cut in bite-sized pieces.
  • All cups, bottles, and snack containers should be marked with your child's name. We will not give unmarked items to any child.
  • If your child needs a bottle, please have the bottles pre-mixed or the formula pre-measured. All bottles will be given at room temperature to children under the age of 1, as we do not have the means to heat or cool the bottle.
  • Children ages 1 & up may drink water from a sippy cup or water bottle if brought from home.
  • Staff cannot spoon feed your child.

Due to severe allergies, nuts or nut products are not allowed in Child Watch.

Please call for specific information and snack schedule.


LATE PICK-UP

If you pick-up your child after closing time OR exceed the 3 hour time limit, you may be subject to suspension from Child Watch services.

  Attire Policies & Bathroom Procedures

CLOTHING

Proper clothing and undergarments are required in Child Watch. The temperature inside may vary so prepare by dressing your child in appropriate clothing.


FOOTWEAR

• All infants are required to have their feet covered with socks or shoes.
• All mobile children must wear shoes or socks. Bare feet are not permitted in Child Watch.
• Wet shoes or boots are not allowed in Child Watch. Please bring a dry pair of shoes to change into during inclement weather.


BATHROOM PROCEDURES

  • Children who are being toilet-trained will be directed to use the bathroom.
  • Children should be able to use the bathroom without assistance.
  • Staff will give minimal assistance with bathroom functions and with changing or adjusting clothes.
  • Parents will be called to assist their child with any difficulties.
  • If your child is potty-training, wearing pull-ups or 3 years and older, we will locate you in the event of a bowel movement.
  • Children who soil their clothes need to have their clothing changed by their parent before returning to Child Watch. Please bring a change of clothes.

DIAPERING

  • Please bring your child in a clean, dry diaper.
  • Disposable diapers will be changed for children as needed.
  • Please bring diapers and wipes for your child. We will retrieve you if you do not have diapers. We cannot apply diaper rash cream of any kind.
  • We encourage the use of disposable diapers, but cloth diapers are allowed. However, we are unable to rinse soiled diapers or rubber pants: all soiled items will be placed in a bag and returned to you.
  • Diaper bags must be labeled on the outside. We will not use items from unmarked bags.
  Behavioral Expectations

BEHAVIOR

For everyone in Child Watch to have a safe and positive experience, we utilize the following behavior management approach:

  • If a child is misbehaving, we will redirect the child to an appropriate activity. We will suggest several alternatives. For children over age three, we will try "quiet time."
  • A Behavior form may be completed and discussed with the parent to address inappropriate behavior.
  • If inappropriate behavior continues and becomes a safety issue for your child or other children, we will ask that you remove your child from Child Watch for an amount of time determined by staff.
  • For the safety and well-being of all children using Child Watch, inappropriate behavior (i.e., spitting, biting, inappropriate language, harm to self, harm to others or property) may lead to a loss of Child Watch privileges for your child or family.

EMOTIONAL NEEDS

If a child is upset and crying in Child Watch, staff will make every effort to calm and comfort the child and help them acclimate to the Child Watch environment. After 15 minutes of crying, the staff will locate the caregiver to assist in calming the child. Parents may attempt to leave the child a second time, but if crying persists for another 15 minutes, the caregiver will be called to pick up the child.


SPECIAL NEEDS

If your child has any special needs please inform the staff, coordinator or director prior to check-in. The YMCA will make every effort to accommodate your family. We recommend that the caregiver sit down for a conference with the Child Watch Coordinator and Camp & Family Director prior to the first visit to ensure a successful partnership between the staff and family.

  Donations, Volunteers & Financial Assistance

DONATIONS

We are always appreciative of donations including toys, books, and clothes in good condition. Donations are accepted pending approval of the Child Watch Coordinator. Please leave your name and contact information at the time of your donation. All donations are tax-deductible.


VOLUNTEERS

Opportunities to volunteer are available in many areas of the YMCA. Ask for an application at the front desk.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We believe in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate. The YMCA's financial assistance program, supported in part through contributions to our Annual Campaign, provides membership and program scholarships for those in need.


CONTACT US

Mukwonago YMCA
245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149
262-363-7950

Southwest YMCA
11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228
414-546-9622

Tri County YMCA
N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
262-255-9622

Waukesha YMCA
320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186
262-542-2557

West Suburban YMCA
2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226
414-302-9622

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