Fun for Everyone

Whether your kids are looking for new fun and adventures at the Y, or you crave a kids-free night out, the Y’s Parents’ Day or Night Out programs are the perfect way to give yourself some time away while your kids play and learn alongside their peers under the supervision of our caring and trained staff.

Parents' Day or Night Out offer enrichment and interaction that includes: 

  • Quality, age-appropriate programming
  • Variety of toys, games, crafts, and other activities
  • Social interaction with kids in same age group
  • Opportunity to have fun and make new friends

 Registration opens monthly on the 15th at 6:00 am for the following month of programs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can participate in Parents’ Day and Night Out?
  • Parents’ Day and Night Out is designed to meet the needs of kids ages 6 weeks to 9 years
  • Through March 2022, this program is only available for those with a Family 1 or Family 2 memberships. Beginning April 2022, Parents' Day or Night Out are available to both Y members and community. 
I cannot afford the full cost of the program, is financial assistance available?

Yes! The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. If the fee for Parent’s Day or Night Out prevents a challenge for your family, financial assistance is available.

For Y members, your program scholarship is already attached to your Y account and available upon registration. For community members, please drop by your local Y or call us at (206) 382-5022 to learn more. 
 

What is the staff to participant ratio?
  • Ages 6 weeks to 3 years: No more than 8 kids per two staff
  • Ages 3 to 9 years: No more than 12 participants per staff
What are your current policies and procedures related to Covid-19?

You and your child(ren)'s safety is our highest priority. We understand Covid-19 safety protocols change frequently and it can cause confusion. As new guidance emerges and the science develops, we continuously seek ways to minimize risk to community. We appreciate our staff and members’ flexibility and willingness to shift as we seek an end to the pandemic.

Our mask and vaccine policy is based on local, state, and federal regulations plus best practices for similar industries across the country.  

Our staff are trained to follow all safety protocols and cleaning procedures, including thoroughly sanitizing touchpoints between groups or programs.

What will my child do during Parents’ Day and Night Out and what spaces are available for use?

Kids will engage in:

  • Rotations of theme-based STEM and arts projects
  • Active play and group games
  • Snacks or meals

Types of spaces Parents’ Day and Night Out will utilize:

  • Kids Zone activity centers
  • Indoor play structures and tumbling mats
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Gyms
  • Community rooms

Options vary by age group and location.

Can I check my child in late or pick them up early?
  • You may check in or out anytime
  • Structured activities and schedules are planned for each program so the longer your child is present, the more opportunity they will have to participate.
  • Once you have checked your child out, you may not check them back in that same day.
If one parent or guardian drops off a child, may another pick up them up?

Yes, however both the drop-off and pick-up parent or guardian must be on the child’s membership record in ACTIVE Networks.

May my child bring their own toys or snacks? 
  • In general, we do not allow outside toys, food, or drinks at Parents’ Day and Night Out. The exception is bottles (breast milk or formula) for our youngest participants who are bottle feeding
  • Bringing a water bottle is also okay but please label the bottle with your child’s name.
  • This reduces touchpoints and the number of items that need cleaning
What does my child need to bring?
  • Socks (may wear or bring with)
  • Jacket (for the possibility of outdoor play)
Does my child need to be potty trained?
  • For our infant and toddler program, potty trained is not required. However, potty trained is required for the youth program. 
  • Please provide diapers, pull-ups, or wipes for your child.
  • If your child is in the process of potty training, please provide a change of clothes in case of accident.
Are snacks or meals provided?
  • Depending on time, either a small meal or hearty snack will be served. Some examples of these are
    • Small meal: sandwich, chips, and fruit or English muffin pizza and veggies
    • Hearty snack: string cheese, chips & salsa, and fresh fruit or veggies
  • Please provide any allergy or food-sensitivity info at registration
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