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Childcare while mom or dad workout

Child Watch and the Activity Center provide childcare for the convenience of our members and non-members while they are working out. Childcare is free to children who are members and $5 per hour for children who are non-members.  Our qualified staff provides a safe, clean, and friendly environment to ensure both parents and children have an enjoyable time while they are at the YMCA.

We have toys, games, books, puzzles, videos, and play equipment that is age appropriate for all children.

Child Watch: For children ages three months-five years.

All hours subject to change.
  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-7:30pm 
  • Friday 8:00am-5:15pm 
  • Saturday 8:00-4:45pm 
  • Sunday Noon-4:45pm
    • Children must be no younger than three months and no older than five years.
    • Children must have shoes on while in the Child Watch.
    • Diapers and wipes MUST be provided by parents.
    • Snacks are not allowed in Child Watch. Bottles and cups are fine. Please label all bags, bottles, cups etc with child's name.
    • Membership ID is required for drop-off and pick-up.
    • Parents must check-in with staff every hour.
    • Children may not be in Child Watch for more than two consecutive hours.
    • Relatives and babysitters are not permitted to bring other children.
    • Staff my refuse service to any child for suspected illness or disciplinary problems.

Questions about our Child Watch? Contact Sarah Johnson

Activity Center: For children ages 6-12.

All hours subject to change.
  • Monday-Thursday 4:00-8:00pm
  • Friday 4:00-5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Noon-5:00pm
    • Open to all members with membership card.
    • Children five and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while in the Activity Center.
    • Children 6-11 must be signed in and a parent must be in the building at all times.
    • We have a number of activities available for use, including board games, coloring, fooseball table, air hockey, pool table, and ping pong table.

Questions about our Activity Center? Call us at 219 663 5810

Preschool: Learning, playing and growing together

All programs and classes are taught by degreed/licensed teachers to help your child reach his/her full potential academically and socially. We offer an academic curriculum that exceeds Indiana preschool standards and is designed to prepare your child for their entrance into kindergarten. Our preschool program provides the tools and activities for the children to experiment while promoting our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our preschool is unique because we offer gym and swimming each week in our program. For our preschool events for the children and families throughout the year, please contact our Youth and Family Coordinator.

To register, parents/guardians must complete preschool registration paperwork, supply a copy of child's birth certificate and pay the first month's tuition & first supply fee.

Want your child to keep learning over the summer?
Southlake Family YMCA offers Preschool Summer Camp! Children will have a balanced day of activities, learning, play time and quiet time all based around a weekly theme. Children swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will need to bring a bathing suit and towel on these days.

Starts: Monday, June 5, 2017
Times: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $25 registration fee AND full-day (4 or more hours/day) and half-day pricing options

For 2017-18 School Year:

5 Day Pre-K (Monday-Friday)

  • Morning Class: 9-11:30am
  • Afternoon Class: 12-2:30pm
  • Ages: Children 4-5 years old, must be 4 by August 1, 2017 and attending Kindergarten the following school year.
  • Fees: Monthly Tuition: $130 member; $150 non-member
  • Supply Fees: $65 (Due at registration & again in January)

3 Day Preschool (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)

  • Morning Class: 9-11:30am
  • Afternoon Class: 12-2:30pm
  • Ages: Children 4-5 years old, must be 4 years old by August 1, 2017. 
  • Fees: Monthly Tuition: $100 member; $120 non-member
  • Supply Fees: $50 (Due at registration & again in January)

2 Day Preschool (Tuesday/Thursday)


  • Morning Class: 9-11:30am
  • Afternoon Class: 12-2:30pm
  • Ages: Children 3-4 years old, must be 3 years old by August 1, 2017.
  • Fees: Monthly Tuition: $90 member; $110 non-member
  • Supply Fees: $35 (Due at registration & again in January)

FOR 2017-18:
Families must pay for next month’s tuition by the 25th of the month to avoid a $25 late fee. Avoid waiting in line and late fees for preschool...contact your lead preschool teacher for information on setting up autodraft for your preschool payments.

Questions? Contact Sarah Johnson or call 219 663 5810.

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