One of the most valuable services the YMCA of Southwest Washington provides is free child watch to members. Babysitting is available for children 6 months to 9 years in Rainbow Corner for YMCA members while they are participating in YMCA activities within the building. Members need to show their membership cards when signing in to Rainbow Corner. You may bring your children to Rainbow Corner for up to 2 hours while you exercise.
Open Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:30p.m. Monday-Thursday. Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm Sept-June Only.
Rainbow Corner Guidelines
- Toddlers who are potty-training must be appropriately dressed with pull-ups or underwear. If a child needs help, staff will locate the parent to assist. Rainbow Corner staff are not responsible for potty-training or changing diapers and soiled clothing.
- Security items such as pacifiers or blankets are OK for infants. Please do not bring toys or personal items form home.
- Parents may provide pre-made bottles for infants. Bottles must be labeled and stored out of reach from other children. If able, staff will hold and feed infants.
- Occasionally, children in Rainbow Corner become upset. Staff will try holding, soothing, and entertaining upset children. If they are unable to soothe an upset child, they will contact the parent, to address the child’s needs.