The YMCA, It's not just kid Stuff

Child Watch

FamilyMore than ever, busy parents need support. When parents come to the Y for a class, group activity or workout, their kids need a safe, enriching environment where they can build healthy, trusting relationships with other kids and adults.

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA offers free drop-in child care while mom or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

Child Watch


In Child Watch we believe in strengthening our community through Youth Development and Healthy Living. We believe all children should be allowed to discover, explore, grow, play and laugh while in our care all while parents are achieving their health and wellness goals.

As important as regular exercise is, we know it’s much easier said than done when you have small children. That is why we are proud to offer quality on-site drop-in care to all of our members and participants. Child Watch provides children age newborn to seven years with a safe and fun place to be while you are enjoying the Y. We are here when you need us, flexible hours offered at each location. You can relax knowing we will personally care for your whole family.

Family Member Fee: FREE
Adult Member Fee: $30 (20 hr. punch card)

Contact Jen Brost, Child Watch Director at or 608-782-9622 ext 221 for more details.