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We know that outside responsibility can consume precious family time. That's why when your children are in our care, we consider ourselves an extension of your family. Our program is designed to provide a safe, structured environment that includes physical play, sports and games, homework help, and the ability to engage with mentors (Y staff) who embody the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. In Child Watch, children will enjoy STEM activities, crafts, and outdoor play on our inclusive playground. In Kid Adventure, your children can test their skills on our ninja course and enjoy time outside in our playground that is designed to improve children's social and cognitive growth. In either space, your children will make friends, have fun, and be safe.


Kid Care

About Child Watch/Kid Adventure

Child Watch/Kid Adventure is now open for kids aged 3 months - 9 years!

The Child Watch room is for kiddos aged 3 months - 3 years, and the Kid Adventure room is for kiddos aged 4 years - 9 years.

Child Watch/Kid Adventure is included in YMCA household memberships.

Children may attend Child Watch/Kid Adventure for a maximum of 90 minutes per visit. NOTE: Starting January 23rd, 2023, children may attend Child Watch/Kid Adventure during evening hours for a maximum of 75 minutes per visit. Visits during morning hours will retain the 90 minute time limit.

Masks are optional.

We do not allow food or drink in the Child Watch/Kid Adventure area other than water in closeable bottles.

Kiddos in Kid Adventure are required to wear socks, as tennis shoes are not allowed in the Kid Adventure room.

Kid Care Days and Times



Monday - Saturday

8:30AM - 1PM


Monday - Friday

4:30PM - 7PM




On the third Friday of each month, the PNC Play and Learn Center is closed from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Parent's Night Out. Parents can leave their children with our caring and professional Youth Development team for a kid free evening. Your kiddos will get to enjoy games in our Child Watch/Kid's Adventure area, go swimming in the Recreation/Therapy pool, enjoy dinner, and then wind down with arts & crafts and a movie!


Questions about Child Watch/Kid Adventure? Please email our Director of Youth Development, Paige Thompson, at, call us at 309.827.6233, or visit us at our facility on 202 St. Joseph Dr. in Bloomington!