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The YMCA has restructured our on-site, drop-off child care program. Previously, the YMCA offered nursery care, Fun House, Play House and Game Room programs for different aged children. We've now updated our name to Kid Zone and added structured programs like Art, Circle Time, Kid Fit and Movement and Play, plus less structured drop-in care at most locations.

As we continue to expand our programs and offerings, YMCA locations will serve broader age ranges.

Ages and Locations

As with all YMCA youth programs, kids are kept with similar ages. This is the range of ages each YMCA serves.

A.E. Finley YMCA: 3 - 11 years
Alexander Family YMCA: 6 weeks - 5 years
Chatham YMCA: 6 months - 10 years
East Triangle YMCA: 6 weeks - 10 years
Kerr Family YMCA: 3 - 10 years
Kraft Family YMCA: 6 months - 11 years
Northwest Cary YMCA: 3 - 11 years
Poole Family YMCA: 8 weeks - 10 years
Taylor Family YMCA: 8 weeks - 10 years

Kid Zone Care

Kid Zone Care is a drop-off (but reservations are still required) child care program held at the YMCA. This program is specifically set up to help our members enjoy a workout knowing their child is secure, safe and well taken care of. Kid Zone Care is for YMCA members whose children are on their membership and is offered at no charge as part of YMCA member benefits. Each session is up to two hours. 

Kid Zone Classes

Kid Zone Classes are structured one-hour programs that focus on a particular theme or activity, such as Art, Circle Time, STEM or Kid Fit. Program themes and activities may change out each month. Our small, age-appropriate groups are safe and in accordance with our youth supervision guidelines and CDC recommendations. Kid Zone classes are for YMCA Members whose children are on their membership and are offered at no charge.


Advance sign-up is required and available online two days in advance of each class. Participants are strongly encouraged to sign up as early as possible; capacities are subject to change on the day of classes based on staffing arrangements.

Please ensure you are selecting a Kid Zone Care or Class at the same location and time as your group fitness class or planned workout.