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 family memberships, we provide 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. 

UPDATED PARTICIPATION POLICIES

• Kid Zone is open at the Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA.
• Members may drop off their child for up to two hours while using the facility (scroll to see hours below).
• Reservations for Kid Zone are no longer required.
• Kid Zone is available for children (ages 6 weeks to 12 years old) to anyone with a Summit Area YMCA Family Membership.
• Masks are required to be worn by all children ages 2-11 years old.
• Light snacks and water are allowed. 
• If you or your child(ren) are not feeling well, have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been in close proximity to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has any COVID-19 related symptoms please stay home and postpone your visit to the Y.
• 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


OUR TEAM 

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.



KID ZONE HOURS

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday
9:00 PM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


KID ZONE HOURS

SUMMIT YMCA

Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Weekends
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


If you have any specific questions about our Kid Zone spaces, policies or schedules, please contact us directly.

Berkeley Heights YMCA
(908)464-8373

Summit YMCA
(908)273-3330