Child Watch

While you're increasing your heart rate, your kids can play, release some energy and make new friends in a supervised, caring environment - all free with your Y household membership. Your kids will have fun with age-appropriate toys, games, and activities. Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years are welcome up to 3 hours per day and parent/guardian must remain at the Y.

Early Childhood Education

For those times when you can’t be there yourself, the Y provides a safe, nurturing environment where your child will learn, grow and thrive. Our Early Childhood Centers are licensed by the State of Missouri (or Illinois) and all child care staff members receive extensive training through the national YMCA of the USA as well as through the Gateway Region YMCA.

Y Club: A Before & After School Enrichment Program

Looking for a before and after school program? Y Club supplements what students have learned in school, while they engage critical thinking skills, get assistance with homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with each other and form long-lasting friendships.

Summer Day Camp

YMCA camps offer kids a chance to explore places, activities and ideas outside their normal lives. At camp, they discover new talents, new interests and new friends. Parents have trusted YMCA camps for generations, because we offer experiences that help foster leadership, self-confidence, and deepen respect for the environments and communities we live in. We offer a huge variety of camp themes, so there’s always a place for your kids at Y camp.

Kids Night Out

At the Y, we know parents need a break from time to time. With Kids Night Out, parents enjoy a night out while kids engage in fun and safe activities at the Y, including games, crafts, swimming, food, and more! Our KNO events are held monthly on Saturdays from 5:30-10 pm for ages 5-12.