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D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint

Youth Development

child care

Children are like sponges; they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care, after school, Childwatch and Early Learning Center programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. 

Childwatch & Kidz Club


The Childwatch program allows parents to workout in the facility, knowing that their children are being taken care of by caring staff, certified in CPR, First Aid and AED. Children from 6 weeks to 6 years old are permitted in the Childwatch area for up to 2 hours, while the parent remains in the facility. To ensure the safety of our kids, parents are required to sign their children in and out.
Childwatch is FREE for members with family memberships. 


Kidz Club is a supervised program for children ages 7-12 years, designed to encourage children to develop skills through games, craft-making and gross motor play. Children from 7-12 years old are permitted in the Kidz Club area for up to 2 hours, while the parent remains in the facility. If a child is not signed into Kidz Club they will not be directly supervised by Y Staff. 
Kidz Club is FREE for members with family memberships. 

Child Watch & Kidz Club Hours

8am-1pm & 4pm-8:30pm

8am-1pm & 4pm-8pm






Our Y Staff will on occasion take children to Y-Land to play on the beautiful indoor play area. Y-Land is a program area designed to encourage children to exercise through play. Parents not using ChildWatch/Kidz Club may supervise their own children for play in Y-Land. 
*Y-Land is also available for birthday party rentals


YMCA Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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