Did you know the Attleboro Norton YMCA Downtown Branch offers a free benefit to Attleboro Norton Y (Family and Single-Parent Family) Members?

Download our Winter 2022/2023 Child Watch Programs Flyer

Our Child Watch program provides a safe and supportive environment for children, ages 2 months to 12 years old, to build healthy, trusting relationships with other children and adults. Meanwhile, parent family members are able to reset, recharge, and connect with all the Y has to offer! Whether it’s your first time dropping off, or your 30th, we are here to support you and to help your child transition int our Child Watch room — a large, bright open play space conveniently located on our second floor (with elevator access). We want everyone to be successful!

Here are a few helpful hints:

  • Please check in each member (you and your child) every time you visit the Y
  • Children can bring a snack and drink (please refreain from peanuts, green beans and tree nuts)
  • No toys from home — we have plenty in our Child Watch room
  • If your child is feeling unwell or is unable to go to school due to illness, please keep them home.
  • Child Watch is only free to Family or Single-Parent Family members of the Attleboro Norton YMCA.
  • Non-Members, youth members, and members of other YMCAs may attend with a $5 fee.

Child Watch Schedule

MON   8:30-11:30 am / 4:30-8:00 pm
TUE     8:30-11:30 am / 4:00-8:00 pm
WED   8:30-11:30 am / 4:30-8:00 pm
THU    8:30-11:30 am  / 4:30-8:00 pm
FRI      8:30-11:30 am / 4:30-7:00 pm
SAT     8:00 a.m.-11:00 am

Costs:

  • Free, Attleboro Norton YMCA (Family or Single-Parent Family) Members
  • $5 Per Child, Reciprocal and Non-Members


Drop & Go:  Get Stuff Done!

Your children’s play time is a chance for you to have some free time!

Ages:  3+ (potty trained)

MON-FRI 9:00-11:00 AM
Downtown Branch

$15, Y Members (1st Child) | $25, Non-Members
Each Additional Child
$5 Off! $10, Y Members | $20, Non-Members

Register Online

You can also register in-person at our Welcome Center.

FRI 4:30-7:00
Downtown Branch

$15, Y Members (1st Child) | $25, Non-Members
Each Additional Child
$5 Off! $10, Y Members | $20, Non-Members

Register Online

You can also register in-person at our Welcome Center.

For Questions/Additional Information
Call (508)222-7422
Contact, Kimberly Burt, Child Watch Coordinator, by emailing kburt@attleboroymca.org or call (508) 222-7422.


 

Special Guest Bedtime Stories

Children of all ages (including the young and young-at-heart) are invited to join us each month to enjoy a snack while listening to one of our favorite bedtime stories, read to them by a very special guest. Among our invited guests this season are the Queen of Hearts and the Easter Bunny! Be sure to follow our social media channels (@AttleboryYMCA) – Facebook & Instagram – as well as visiting our website for additional updates and special guest announcements.

Ages:  All ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian

LAST THU MONTHLY  5:45-6:30 PM
JAN 26
FEB 23
MAR 30
APR 27
MAY 25
JUN 29
Downtown Branch
$5, Y Members
$10, Non-Members

Register Online
For questions or additional information, contact Kimberly Burt, Child Watch Coordinator, at (508) 222-7422, or email KBurt@attleboroymca.org.


Winter Vacation Mini Camp: Winter Animals

Children will learn the how and why of our winter friends. We will do investigations of habitats and their food, as well as learn how we can help them during the cold, winter season. Children attend on both days.

Ages:  5 and Up

TUE  FEB 21 & THU  FEB 23  9:30-11:00 AM
Downtown Branch

$30/Child, Y Members
$45/Child, Non-Members

Register Online
For questions or additional information, contact Kimberly Burt, Child Watch Coordinator, at (508) 222-7422, or email KBurt@attleboroymca.org.


Safe Sitter (Training) Programs

Safe Sitter:  Safe at Home

Grades:  4-6

This program is a first-start on a path to independence. Participants will learn safe practices, how to handle and emergency, and how to be responsible when home alone.

THU  FEB 24 9:30-11:00 AM
or
THU  MAY 18  4:30-6:00 PM
Downtown Branch

$30, Y Members
$45, Non-Members

Safe Sitter:  Babysitting Essentials

Grades:  6-8

In this program participants will learn skills they need to take care of themselves and others, including:  how to communicate with the parents, how to console a crying child, what is appropriate/not appropriate, what to do in the case of an emergency, and much more.

THU  FEB 23  9:00 AM-4:00 PM*
or
SAT  MAY 16 & 13  9:00 AM-1:00 PM**
Downtown Branch

*This is a one-day training; children should pack a lunch.
**This is a two week (two Saturdays) training session; children should pack a lunch.

$30, Y Members
$45, Non-Members