Activities for Kids While You Work Out
Time - especially for parents with small children - always seems limited. Between work, social and professional obligations, activities for kids and the family and more, it might feel selfish or impossible to prioritize time to work out to relieve stress and improve your fitness, attend a group exercise class for fun and camaraderie with friends.
The Greater Wichita YMCA, to make it easier for parents to find time to improve their wellness - spirit, mind, and body - offers:
- KID ZONE drop-In hours at ALL 10 area branch locations*
- Qualified Kid Zone staff personify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
- Safe Centers that ensure open spaces and play while making sure kids leave only with their authorized guardian
- Availability for all kids (ages six-weeks to seven-years-old) of members who abide by our policies.
Kid Zone FAQ
We know that you may have questions about how our Kid Zone Drop-In centers "work" including policies and pricing. Below are a list of our most common questions, but you are encouraged to talk with any Kid Zone staff members or front desk staff at any of our locations or Contact Us if you have more questions.
Registering your child for the Kid Zone takes just a few minutes. Once you have registered your child for Kid Zone care it takes just a few minutes to check them in and check them out during your visits. Please note that you may be required to re-register your child at each branch location where you use Kid Zone if they are not in our centralized system. This is for your child's safety.
No. You are required to stay in the building and available (by text or page) for the entire time your child is in the Kid Zone. Any failure to comply will carry appropriate consequences.
*Ask to speak to the Kid Zone coordinator if you are talking place in a class, bootcamp or personal training session that plans on taking place outside.
Yes. Our Kid Zone Drop-In centers are designed to be a safe place for children within our larger facilities. Only authorized users who drop-off a child can pick-up that child. If there are issues with a child (behavior, illness, etc.) while in the Kid Zone the parent will be notified by page and text immediately. There are policies for weather emergencies and similar circumstances, too.
Each legal guardian may assign up to three authorized users for drop off and pick up. If one user drops off in Kid Zone they must verbally tell a staff member that a different authorized user will pick up. If a verbal warning is not issued at time of drop off, Kid Zone staff will not release children to the authorized user at time of pick up.
Our staff is screened and carefully vetted, and they all carry required certifications and qualifications to work with children in our facilities. Staff is, specifically, certified in CPR and First Aid to support the safety of your child during your visit. In addition, staff members work hard to develop a variety of age-appropriate activities to keep your child active and engaged in Kid Zone.
Our Kid Zone facilities and staff are all compliant with our Child Safety Policies and Procedures.
Kid Zone is an ADD-ON to membership (not included in monthly fees) but it can be added in just a few minutes at any of our front desks. Payment at the front desk or Kid Zone can be made by cash, check, debit or credit card. Online and on-going (auto draft) payments are ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
- MONTHLY AUTO DRAFT* - Up-to 2 hours/day/child of Kid Zone time. $15/month for one child. $20/month for two-or-more children in the same family.
- HOURLY RATE $8/hour/child (minimum one hour purchase)
- 8-HOUR ADMISSIONS PACKAGE $48
*Only available for Members/AutoDraft participants
ALL Kid Zone time is charged in 30-minute (.5 hour) increments so please plan accordingly.
Yes. You can leave a healthy snack or a drink with your child. You can provide water or clear juice in spill-proof cups (milk allowed ONLY for infants) and healthy snacks. Branches may vary in the type of snacks allowed so please check with your Kid Zone specifically. Note that NO candy, gum, peanut products, or meals are allowed.
KID ZONE HOURS AND AVAILABILITY MAY VARY BY DATE AND LOCATION. PARTICIPANT/OCCUPANCY LIMITS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED. CONTACT WELCOME DESK AT SPECIFIC BRANCH FOR DETAILS.
A tablet-based check-in system for Kid Zone, Alaris allows for a faster check-in and peace of mind. You'll receive text message notifications if you over your allotted Kid Zone time or if your child needs to be picked up. Alaris will safely ensure only your approved persons can pickup or drop off your child.