YMCA ChildWatch  

A few adaptations have been made since we last offered this service. Learn more below!

What is ChildWatch?

ChildWatch is a drop-in daycare service available for YMCA Members. Drop off the kiddos with our caring staff and you can have a worry-free workout. A Family or Adult Membership is required and the child must be part of the family unit. 

When is this service available?

  • Available times differ between locations. See specific branch hours below.
  • Designated times are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendance levels are contingent on capacity limits.  

What is the cost?

ChildWatch can be added to your membership for $20 per month for up to 2 children. Additional children will cost $10 per month per child. This service is a member benefit and qualifies for member assistance through our Membership For All (MFA) Program. Please call or stop at the Member Service Desk to add this on!

How do I make a reservation?

As of September 7, no reservations are required and there is no limit to how long your child stays or how often you use the service.

**Reservations may return if necessary**

 Anything else I need to know?

  • No food is allowed in ChildWatch areas except for formula.
  • Water bottles are recommended and encouraged.
  • This service follows licensing procedures but IS NOT a licensed childcare program. 
  • We are unable to change diapers – you will be contacted if your child
    needs to be changed.
  • This service can be used in Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls.
  • Parents must remain on the premises and are encouraged to feed their
    kids and take them to the bathroom/change diapers prior to drop off.
  • We accept children up to 15 minutes early for those attending a class.

Eau Claire YMCA ChildWatch  

Located near the Aquatics offices across from Nelson Gym, your kiddos will enjoy activities with our staff and playing in our Kids Gym! No reservation required.


  • Monday-Thursday from 8:00-11:00 AM
  • Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 PM

 Chippewa Falls YMCA ChildWatch

Located off the front lobby. No reservations are required. Just bring your little one to the ChildWatch room, and we will be happy to watch your child while you workout at the YMCA!


  • Mondays & Thursdays - 8:30-10:30 AM
  • Mondays & Wednesdays - 4:30-6:30 PM 
  • Saturdays - 9:00-11:00 AM