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 TLC while your kids play and learn alongside their peers under the supervision of our caring and trained staff.

Parents’ Day or Night Out are exclusive programs for Y Family Members only. Create a calendar reminder! 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
  • This program is only available for those with a Family 1 or Family 2 memberships
When and where are these programs offered?

We appreciate your patience as we phase this program back in with limited capacity and offerings at to start.  

Auburn Family YMCA
Friday, October 22 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm 
Ages 4 - 9 years

Bellevue Family YMCA
Friday, October 15 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

Coal Creek Family YMCA
Saturday, October 23 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

Dale Turner Family YMCA
Saturday, October 16 | 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

Kent YMCA
Sunday, October 17 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

Matt Griffin YMCA
Saturday, October 23 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

Northshore YMCA
Saturday, October 9 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years 

Sammamish Community YMCA
Friday, October 15 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

University Family YMCA
Saturday, October 23 |  3:00-6:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

West Seattle Family YMCA
Saturday, October 16 |  2:00 - 5:00 pm
Ages 6 weeks - 9 years

The Downtown, Meredith Mathews East Madison, and Snoqualmie Valley YMCAs are not offering for October. 
 

 

 

What are the cohort group sizes?
  • Ages 6 weeks to 3 years: Maximum of 8 kids per group with two staff
  • Ages 4 to 9 years: Maximum of 10 kids per group with one staff
How are we keeping kids safe? 
  • Staff are trained to follow safety protocols and cleaning procedures
  • All touchpoints will be thoroughly cleaned between each group
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 during the 3-hour session.
  • 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)
  • Properly fitted mask (required for kids ages 5+, recommended for ages 2 to 4).
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 staff vaccinated?

Per the Governor’s mandate, all staff working in this program will be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021.

I have attended Parents’ Day or Night Out in the past, what will be different?
  • At this time, we won’t be offering swimming or large group activities. We may also limit some activity or equipment based on current health regulations.
  • The three-hour time limit may be a reduction from other times you have attended.
  • We are monitoring the Department of Health guidance and will resume some of these limiting factors as soon as it is appropriate to do so. 
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
  • Kids will not be wearing a mask during this time, but our Y staff will be always wearing them.
  • Kids will be spread out 6 feet apart to allow for additional physical distancing while unmasked.
  • Please provide any allergy or food-sensitivity info at registration
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