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

Complimentary 2-hour child watch for children ages 6 weeks-9 years old. Parents must stay at the branch during this time.

Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch Child Watch Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8am-1pm & 4pm-8pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday 10am-1pm
For infants (under 1 years of age): Must reserve a spot (call 941-955-8194 or stop by) at least 24 hours in advance (day prior is OK for next day) and no more than 72 hours to ensure there is adequate staff.

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch Child Watch Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8am-1pm & 4pm-7pm
Saturday 8am-1pm 
Sunday 10am-1pm


Parent's MORNING/Day Out

Parents do you need a morning to run errands? How about grabbing lunch with your friends? Leave your little ones with us and enjoy your day. 

Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch
AGES 1*-9
Monday-Saturday, 8am-1pm (4 hours max.)

$25 member / $35 non-member for 1 child
add $5 for 2nd sibling / add $15 for 3rd sibling

*Please reserve space 3 days in advance for infants 1 year of age or under

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch
AGES 1-12
Monday-Friday, 8am-1pm / 4-8pm (2 1/2 hours max.)
Saturday, 8am-1pm (2 1/2 hours max.)
Sunday, 10am-1pm (2 1/2 hours max.)
Parents must call 941-922-9622 in advance to check availability.

$20 member / $25 non-member for 1 child
Extra child fee (2 or more) $5



School Age Before & After Care

Sarasota YMCA Adventure Club Before and After School Program teaches children the vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. For more information call 941-952-9533 x201 or download the Parent Handbook. Financial assistance is available.

Conveniently located on the school campus, typically in the cafeteria. 

  • Students participate in a variety of fun activities including arts & crafts, group games, STEM, PE and more. 
  • A minimum of 30 minutes of mandatory homework or reading is provided daily. 
  • Snack or a meal (Title I schools) is included. 
  • After School Care 1 to 5 day weekly plans are available, with fees ranging from $9 to $12 per day.
  • Before School Care is based on a $20 weekly rate. 
  • A non-refundable $45 registration fee plus $10 for each additional child is due at registration. 
  • Before School programs available for Fruitville and Wilkinson students begin at 6:45am.

AVAILABLE SCHOOLS

  • Fruitville 3:15-6pm - 941-809-1276 (before care available)
  • Gocio 3-6pm - 941-809-1274
  • Southside 3:15-6pm - 941-809-1280
  • Wilkinson 3-6pm - 941-809-1284 (before care available)

Kid Zone

Children MUST be signed in and out by a parent and a parent MUST be on site the entire time. THIS PROGRAM IS FOR CHILDREN OF MEMBERS ONLY.

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch YMCA (Ages 7-13)
Monday-Friday 4-7pm / Saturday 9am-1pm (2 hour limit)
Welch Family Center

Children ages 10 and up are allowed to sign themselves in. Fridays will be Fitness Friday and kids will take part in classes taught by one of our fitness instructors. Parents please bring in your membership card so we can scan your children in upon arrival.