No sweat for parents who work-out with updated YMCA Child Watch

YMCA of Rapid City offers Child Watch Drop-in care
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:27 AM MST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -We all make excuses and find reasons not to work out, especially parents with little to no free time. The YMCA is making changes to help you out.

YMCA offers Child Watch Drop-In care. If your child is ages 6 weeks to elementary age and free from illness or communicable disease, they can visit Child Watch for up to 2½ hours each day while their parents utilize the YMCA. Service is free to Y Household members; $2 per hour/child if you’re a program participant. Children are taken on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. The Child Watch is moving to our lower level for a larger area. And we are offering new extended Child Watch hours - Monday through Friday 8am - 1:15pm, Monday through Thursday 3:30pm - 7:30pm and Saturday 8:00am -Noon.

The YMCA is open Monday through Friday 5am - 9pm with Night Owl hours of 9pm - 10pm, Saturday 7am - 5pm with Night Owl hours of 5pm - 8pm and Sunday Night Owl hours only 7am - Noon.

Some members of the community are still cautious about leaving their homes due to COVID. Ryan Messick, Member Relations Director says their taking every precaution.

Messick says “Because our members’ health and well-being remain our biggest priority, we continue to screen everyone who enters our facility with a series of questions, remain vigilant with our cleaning systems, practice social distancing and we’ve also installed a new ionization technology. This technology, called Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization, is an air handling system serving the wellness center, each of our locker rooms and the lobby. This indoor air quality product greatly reduces airborne particles, neutralizes odors and kills pathogens - it is the same system that is found in many hospitals, including our own in Rapid City.”

Look for more information about their new 6 week challenge coming mid-January to help reset your year.

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