Child Care

Nurturing the potential of every child

Children are like sponges—they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our Child Watch, I-Zone, Afterschool and Summer Day Camp programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do their homework.  Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Whether it’s at I-Zone or Childwatch while you’re working out, our Afterschool Program or No School Fun Days and Camps, our child care programs provide a safe, nurturing environment under the supervision of our qualified, professional staff.


Child Watch is a drop–off service for Household and Single Parent Family Members of the Denny Price Family YMCA. Your children are provided with positive social experiences in a secure and playful environment, while you take advantage of the Y facility. Child Watch is staffed by loving and conscientious staff. Low ratios are implemented at all times. Parents must remain in the YMCA building while their child is in Child Watch.

Hours of Operation 
Monday – Saturday    8:15 am –  12:00 pm

Monday – Thursday   4:00 –  7:30 pm

I-Zone(interactive zone): AGES 6–12

I-Zone is a drop–off program for children of Household and Single Parent Family members. Located in our Game Room, kids can play air hockey, foosball, work on homework, or play group games while their parents are exercising. Parents must remain in the YMCA building while their child is in the I-Zone, however, middle school students (ages 10 and above) may sign in and out of the program independently.

Afterschool Program

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y afterschool programs serve kindergartners through 5th grade with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents.

Jack Hinderliter  Child Care Director 580-446-2375 or email

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.