Parents of young children can work out worry-free by using our affordable, convenient childcare for children ages six months and up, staffed by caring professionals. Our child caregivers are CPR certified.
- Hours: Mondays – Wednesdays, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM (through April 5)
- Cost: $10 per hour, per child
- Location: 14Y Room 202
Starting Wednesday, April 5, childcare will be unavailable as we evaluate the best days and times for our members. Stay tuned!
Childcare Services Guidelines
Our goal is to provide children with a safe and supportive environment while helping parents maximize their time at the 14Y. Please take a moment to read through our childcare guidelines:
Age Range: For children ages 6 months and up. To help ensure the safety of the children, we ask that your child be 6 months old when they join our childcare community.
Membership: Childcare is open to 14Y members only. You do not need to have a 14Y family membership to take advantage of childcare – as long as the adult parent or caregiver is a member, your child is eligible.
Child to Caregiver Ratio: We pride ourselves on maintaining a low child-to-staff member ratio, operating with up to five children for every one staff member. Currently, childcare services are offered on a first come, first serve basis. If we are at capacity, we may ask you to wait in the lobby until a space becomes available.
Health and Safety: Our childcare staff are CPR and First Aid certified to ensure the safety of your children. We ask that families please respect the fact that illness can spread quickly in a group setting. If your child is ill, please refrain from bringing them to childcare until they are feeling better. For more information, please see our Health and Safety Guidelines.
Number of Children per Family: Limit 3 children per family unit are able to use childcare at any given time.
Time Limit: We recommend a 2-hour maximum time limit per session. Parents must remain on the premises of the 14th Street Y while using childcare services.
Signing In and Out: Parents or caregivers must accompany their children to childcare and fill out the sign-in sheet before leaving. Please leave a cell phone number and keep your phone with you at all times. It is our practice to release children only to the person who dropped them off. Please let us know if you plan on having another person pick up your child.
Allergies: Please alert 14Y childcare provider of any allergy or special needs your child has.
Food and Drink: All 14Y childcare programs are peanut-free. You may bring drinks or snacks for your child if needed, but no snacks containing peanuts are allowed.
Home Supplies/Toys: Room 202 is furnished with padded floor mats, toys, and a baby rocker. If you choose to bring toys or supplies from home, please label everything you bring. The 14Y is not responsible for lost or broken toys from home.
Bathroom Guidelines: Childcare providers will not offer diaper changes or bathroom help. You will be notified if your child needs bathroom support.
We reserve the right to refuse children who have exhibited unsafe, inappropriate or violent behavior.
Meet Our Caregivers
14Y staff member Danielle is so excited to re-launch the 14Y’s childcare program! You can find Danielle all over the 14Y, as she also works in After School, and spent the summer at New Country Day Camp as their Theatre Program Supervisor. As she’s also a performer, her favorite thing to do is have a dance party or sing-along! Danielle hopes you see you and your little ones soon in the Childcare Room.