CHILD WATCH

Now in the Pepsi Rec Room!

FREE 90 Minutes for Members!
Our goal is to provide a safe, clean and cheerful environment for children so families can gather at the Y and parents have time to workout without worry.

Online Reservation is Required.

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 11:30am & 2:30pm – 7:00pm
*No Saturday hours during the summer (Starts June 1st)

Online Reservations

Online reservations are required for Childwatch. Online reservations will be made through Motion Vibe. To create a Member Portal, please click here. You will need your YMCA Member ID. You can find this by logging into your YMCA account or by calling the front desk.

To make your reservation, log in your Motion Vibe member portal. Reservations can only be made 5 days in advance.

Family Registration Now Available!

Now you can add your children to your Motion Vibe account and register each individually for Childwatch. Below are the instructions:

  1. Login to your Motion Vibe Member Portal
  2. Click My Account
  3. Click ADD CHILD OR SPOUSE under Family section
  4. Add your child’s information, including their YMCA Member ID (barcode)
    1. Your child’s barcode (Member ID) can be found by logging into your YMCA account from our website. You can also contact the front desk or email onlinereservations@mankatoymca.org to get this barcode number (Member ID).
  5. Click ‘Save’
  6. Repeat for each child
  7. When registering for a Childwatch or Kids Zone time-slot, click register.
  8. Select all children that will be attending that reservation
  9. Click ‘Register Now’ button

Questions? Email us at onlinereservations@mankatoymca.org.

For more information on how to use Motion Vibe, click here.

Updated Policies

Guidelines to control and that promote ongoing safety and precautionary measures.

These include:

  • Childwatch is in the Pepsi Rec Room
  • Childwatch Reservations required
    • Please register each child attending individually (See instructions for Family Registration to the left)
    • Register for the morning or the afternoon time slot, then drop your child(ren) off anytime during that time frame
  • Two age groups now available
    • Children 6 months – 8 years old
    • Children 9 – 12 years old (Kids Zone)
  • No diaper changes (parents will be called and asked to leave their activity if a change is needed during the Childwatch reservation time)
  • Games and Toys will be disinfected between every use and placed in a “clean” receptacle – toys will be rotated to allow for proper sanitization
  • Door stoppers will be used to reduce touch-points
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available in rooms and will be actively encouraged to be used, along with regular hand washing
  • Staff will routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Interaction will be limited between staff and children of different small groups and in common areas
  • Patrons will be allowed to use the room once per day for a max of 90 minutes
  • NEW Childwatch Punchcards now available (members only)
    • No cash accepted in Childwatch room
    • Must purchase a Childwatch punch card at the front desk
      • $25
    • The punch card will be used for up to the 30 minute time period beyond the initial 90 minutes free period
    • Maximum time allowed in Childwatch is two hours (90 minutes free, 30 minutes on punch card)
  • Children ages 6 and older are encouraged to wear a mask inside the YMCA, including at Childwatch.