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 makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


Child Watch

Your Sarasota YMCA membership includes up to 2-hours daily child watch for children ages 6 weeks-9 years old. Parents must stay at the branch during this time. 

Child Watch Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 8am-1pm & 4pm-8pm
Friday 8am-1pm & 4pm-7pm
Saturday 8am-1pm
Sunday 10am-1pm

Please leave personal toys & snacks at home


Frank G. Berlin, Sr. YMCA

LITTLE KID PLAY AREA
AGES 6 WEEKS TO 4 YEARS
• song & story time 
• coloring & “magic” water painting
• NEW! activity play stations
• free time play
• NEW! Spin the Wheel of Fun 

BIG KID PLAY AREA
AGES 5 TO 9 YEARS
• crafts & STEM activities
• sports (in racquetball court)
• active Wii games
• table activities & board games
• NEW! Spin the Wheel of Fun 


NEW! Spin the Wheel of Fun! 

The Wheel of Fun encourages children to participate in new and exciting activities. Children simply spin the Wheel to discover their next adventure! 

Options change weekly, but include activities such as Minute to Win It games, dance parties, story building, paper airplane races, sports activities at the racquetball courts, yoga, and more! 


PARENT’S MORNING OUT or PARENT’S EVENING OUT 
AGES 6 WEEKS TO 9 YEARS
3-4 hr maximum on weekdays:
Mon-Fri mornings 9am-1pm
Mon-Thurs evenings 4-8pm
Friday evenings 4-7pm
Parents provide drink and snack 

$25 member fee for one child/$5 for each additional child
$35 non-member fee for one child/$15 for each additional child
Call 941-955-8194 to RSVP 24 hours in advance 


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT
AGES 3-12 (must be potty trained) 

Themed arts & crafts, activities, and a movie. Dinner will be provided.
2nd & 4th Fridays of every month
Bari Brooks Family Center
6-10pm 

$25 member fee for one child/$5 for each additional child
$35 non-member fee for one child/$15 for each additional child
Call 941-955-8194 to RSVP at least 48 hours in advance 


Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA

LITTLE KID PLAY AREA
AGES 6 WEEKS TO 4 YEARS
• free play
• reading/story time
• song and dance activities
• coloring/arts & crafts
• NEW! Spin the Wheel of Fun 

BIG KID PLAY AREA
AGES 5 TO 9 YEARS
• arts & crafts
• STEM activities
• table activities & board games
• Minute to Win it games
• NEW! Spin the Wheel of Fun 


NEW! Spin the Wheel of Fun! 

The Wheel of Fun encourages children to participate in new and exciting activities. Children simply spin the Wheel to discover their next adventure! 

Options change weekly, but include activities such as Minute to Win It games, dance parties, story building, paper airplane races, sports activities at the racquetball courts, yoga, and more! 


PARENT’S MORNING OUT or PARENT’S EVENING OUT 
AGES 6 WEEKS TO 9 YEARS
3-4 hr maximum on weekdays:
Mon-Fri mornings 9am-1pm
Mon-Thurs evenings 4-8pm
Friday evenings 4-7pm
Parents provide drink and snack 

$25 member fee for one child/$5 for each additional child
$35 non-member fee for one child/$15 for each additional child
Call 941-955-8194 to RSVP 24 hours in advance 


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT
AGES 3-12 (must be potty trained) 

Themed arts & crafts, activities, and a movie. Dinner will be provided.
1st & 3rd Fridays of every month
Welch Family Center
6-10pm 

$25 member fee for one child/$5 for each additional child
$35 non-member fee for one child/$15 for each additional child
Call 941-922-9622 to RSVP at least 48 hours in advance