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Thousand Oaks Family YMCA

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, afterschool, 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.


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 a family membership.

Childwatch Hours

Monday - Friday:     8am-1pm & 4pm - 8pm 
Saturday:              8am - 12pm
Sunday:                1pm-4pm



Our Kidz Club is a recreational room equipped with games and activities geared towards emphasizing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Youth 7 through 12 years of age can participate in the Kidz Club area for up to 2 hours, while the parent remains in the facility. Activities offer a wide variety of programs and vary by branch. Kidz Club is FREE for members with a family membership.

Kidz Club Hours:

Monday - Friday:  8am - 1pm & 4:30pm - 8pm
Saturday:              8am - 12pm

YMCA Mission

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

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