Drop off your kids, 6-months to 8 years of age, at Child Watch while you work out or attend a fitness class at the MCC.
To ensure the safety of every child, KidCheck is utilized to verify child to parent / guardian. In addition, the area is under closed video survelliance.
Parents are encouraged to set-up their account prior to their first visit.
To access the Registration Assistant:
There is a two (2) hour maximum time / session.
Late is defined as more than 5 minutes to check-out beyond the 2-hour limit.
Child Watch Staff do not change diapers. Staff will call or page the parent/guardian asking them to report to the Child Watch Room immediately. Parent/Guardian may use the restroom in the Child Watch Room for changing purposes.
No food is permitted in the Child Watch Room. Beverages are allowed if kept in the storage room out of the reach of children.
The Merriam Community Center staff will not administer medication of any kind.
The Merriam Community Center’s Child Watch services will have a ratio of one staff for every 7 children, with a maximum of 20 children in the room. A child requiring greater care than the 1 staff per 7 children; unfortunately, is beyond the expertise and scope of the child watch services. As a drop-in babysitting program, ratios may become skewed for brief periods of time. Staff reserves the right to limit the number of children served to maintain the safety of all children.
If a child is unconsolable or cannot be redirected, staff will call the parent/guardian to return to the area immediately.
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
4 p.m.-7 p.m.
*hours subject to change due to staffing shortages
Children may remaing for two hours mximum per session
Want the best value per visit? Members of MCC are able to purchase a punch pass
To purchase, see the Welcome Desk!