A Fun, Safe Environment for Kids

Need someone to look after your child and keep them entertained while you work out? Our energetic staff will engage children 8 weeks-13 years  in age appropriate and fun activities. Older children may bring in homework, books, and tablets. Parents/care givers must stay in/around the building. 

Does your class run at the same time as your child’s? We can help. Stay & Play Staff is available to transport your child to classes held in the multi-purpose room, gym, Healthy Living Studio, or conference room. There is no transport to the pool or fields.

Full Facility Members: Included!
Program Member/Non-Member Fee:  $3 per hour per child
2 hour time limit per day. Reservations not required.

For more information contact Pamela Gardinsky, Director of Membership and Programs,  908-483-4939, pgardinsky@hcymca.org.

The following guidelines are for the safety and well-being of your child.

General Info

  • All staff are First Aid & CPR certified
  • Any child who is walking must wear shoes. No bare feet allowed.
  • Parents will be located for children who cannot be consoled.
  • You may bring in an epi pen if your child has allergies. Please tell staff what the child is allergic to and what action should be taken.
  • If a child’s behavior prevents them from participating safely, the  parent will be located.
  • Visits are limited to two hours per day.

Sign in/ Sign out

  • Children must be signed in  and out.
  • Parent/Caregiver signing children in must be the one signing out.
  • Parent/Guardian must note the location within/out the facility where they can be located.
  • If taking an outside class please leave your cell number.
  • Parents cannot leave the grounds.

Personal Items

  • All items brought into Stay & Play must be labeled with child’s name.
  • Favorite toys or other items should be left home.


  • NO FOOD is permitted.
  • Plastic bottle for infants and sippy cups with lids are permitted. Must be labeled with child’s name.


  • Child should be changed or toileted prior to signing in.
  • Staff CANNOT change diapers. Parents will be located and must come immediately to change a soiled diaper or potty accident 
  • Children who are toilet trained will be brought to the Special Needs bathroom by the Welcome Center.


  • Children who have been sick within the past 24 hours should not be brought to Stay & Play.
  • If children are too sick to go to school they are too sick to come to Stay & Play.
  • Children who become ill during care must be removed immediately.

Special Needs & Accommodations

  • We strive to make every accommodation possible for children with special needs. Please contact the Y’s Stay & Play Team in advance of your child’s first visit to discuss your child’s specific needs.


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