Kids Corner | West Suburban YMCA

Child Care

Kids' Corner

Kids’ Corner is a free member benefit for WSYMCA Family Members, which allows drop-in child care for children between the ages of 2 years and 11 years old while you workout at the Y. Children participating in Kids’ Corner must demonstrate signs of independence and the ability to walk. WSYMCA Individual Members may utilize the program for a small daily fee ($5 for first child, $2 for each additional child).

Please review the following information carefully before utilizing Kids' Corner. 

Changes to traditional Kids' Corner programming have been made in light of the ongoing pandemic. Please check alerts on the homepage for schedule changes.

Kids' Corner Hours beginning April 5, 2021:

Days Times
Monday 8:30am - 12:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12:00pm

8:30am - 12:00pm

3:00pm - 6:00pm (starting 4/14)

Thursday 8:30am - 12:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Prior to utilizing Kids’ Corner, parents are required to complete a registration and emergency form. Daily fees for Individual Members must be paid at the Welcome Center before entering Kids’ Corner.

During the health pandemic, we ask that only one family approaches the drop-off/pick-up area at a time. Parents will need to remain in the designated drop-off and pick-up area, while one of our trained Kid’s Corner staff assists you with a smooth drop-off. Parents will be asked to complete a daily health attestation for their child(ren) prior to drop off. Please note, parents must remain on the YMCA property while their child is in Kids’ Corner.

Kids’ Corner Location
Kids’ Corner is held inside in our indoor Kids’ Corner play area. Please check-in at the Welcome Center when you arrive.

Who Should Wear a Face Covering
Parents or guardians must wear a face covering during drop-off and pick-up. Children ages 2-6 who can safely and appropriately wear, remove and handle face masks must be encouraged to wear a face mask and will be supervised at all times while wearing a face mask.  Children 7 and older must wear a face mask, unless the child qualifies for an exception to use a face mask. 

Length of Stay
Children are welcome to stay in Kids’ Corner for up to 90 minutes. Parents will be notified immediately if their child soils their clothing or is inconsolable.

In Kids’ Corner, children will participate in games, arts and crafts, and choose to play with one of our many individual child activity kits.

Snacks and Personal Belongings
Snacks or personal belongings from home will not be permitted. A water bottle, labeled with the child’s first and last name, is recommended.

To facilitate activities that are safely distanced, well supervised, and encourage meaningful play experiences, the capacity for Kids’ Corner will be for up to 5 children to 1 staff member at a time.

Illness Policy
Please conduct a health screening of your child prior to leaving your home and do not bring your child to the WSY if he or she is sick or contagious. If a child displays symptoms of illness or becomes ill while at Kids’ Corner, a staff member will immediately locate the parent/guardian.