Kid Zone & Babysitting


With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why our Kid Zone focuses on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to play, make new friends and build self-reliance while parents workout. 

A complimentary service to members on family or adult memberships, we provide up to two-hours of supervised care for your child in a safe, enriching environment through non-structured, age appropriate play activities so your little one can develop social skills while you while you participate in activities at the Y, work out or take a class. 


• Members may drop off their child for up to two hours while using the facility (scroll to see hours below).
• Kid Zone is available for children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years old) to anyone with a Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA Family Membership or Adult Membership.
• Light snacks and water are permitted. 
• An updated Summit Area YMCA membership waiver must be signed for each member prior to visiting our facility or participating in any Y programs. Parents/guardian must complete the waiver for each minor child. This only has to be completed once.

Sign the Waiver



Open Everyday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Evening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you have any specific questions about our Kid Zone spaces, policies or schedules, please contact the Berkeley Heights YMCA at (908) 464-8373.  



Temporarily closed during our renovation. Our brand new, expanded Kid Zone will reopen in September 2023, be relocated to the first floor and provide parents access to convenient pick up and drop off, knowing their children are being cared for close by.?

If you have any specific questions about our Kid Zone spaces, policies or schedules, please contact the Summit YMCA at (908)273-3330.


The Kid Zone child watch program is 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.

The safety of your children is our top priority. Parents, teachers and students with education and training in child development make up our team of dedicated staff. Strict reference and background checks are conducted on all YMCA staff and volunteers. All staff are required to be trained in and certified in infant and adult CPR and First Aid.