Childwatch Hours

Knox County Family YMCA: 

(6 weeks - 9 years old)

Monday8:45-11:45am & 4:30-8:30pm
Tuesday8:45-11:45am & 4:30-7:30pm
Wednesday8:45-11:45am & 4:30-8:00pm
Thursday8:45-11:45am & 4:30-8:00pm

Downtown Galesburg YMCA: 

(6 weeks - 10 years old)

Temporarily Suspended

Childwatch is available free of charge to members with a household membership. 

Non-members may utilize Childwatch for $5/day. 

Click here to download a copy of our Childwatch hours

Please contact Nancy Coleman, Member Service Coordinator at or 309-344-1324 with any questions regarding Childwatch. 

Ymca Stories Child Art Tour

Our Success Stories

The preschool classroom at the Early Learning Center is participating once again in the Adopt-A-Cow Program, in which they remotely adopt and follow the growth of a single cow. This year’s cow is named Sara and she lives on the Knebel Dairy Farm in Wisconsin. The Adopt-A-Cow Program is an opportunity for the children to learn more about animals, to follow the growth stages of their selected animal, and to grow along with her. Our children entered a video contest to win a trip to a farm, and are currently waiting to hear back about it. Through adopting Sara the cow, they can learn about ear tags, milk production, growth stages, and much more! They are also able to monitor the cow’s growth, receive updates, and learn about farms, animals and nutrition.