Downtown YMCA

Kids Zone

Drop-In Childcare

The Sioux Falls Family YMCA Kid Zone is a FREE drop-in service for those participants who are on a YMCA Family Membership. Kid Zone is designed to provide your children aged 6 weeks to 10 years with a safe and caring environment while you enjoy your membership within our facility. Your children will be engaged in a variety of age-appropriate activities and encouraged to build healthy relationships through play. (Children must be on the family membership account).

Kids Zone Hours Of Operation

Monday-Friday     8:30am to 2pm / 4pm to 7:30pm
Saturday               8:30am to 2pm


Our Staff & Volunteers

Parents, teachers, and students with interests and training in child development make up our team of dedicated staff. Background and reference checks are done on all staff and volunteers. All staff are infant/adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.



We aim to create a child-lead “YES” environment with various choices and opportunities to support social and emotional development. We offer common areas such as art, dramatic play, blocks, books, and gross motor activities as well as seasonal and holiday themed projects throughout the year.


First Visit

Some children may feel immediately comfortable and adjust very well to their new Kid Zone surroundings. However, others may need a little time to adjust. We recommend that you plan to spend 10 minutes the first two visits in Kid Zone before your workout or Drop N Shop destination. Please share any special instructions or concerns with staff and review the policies and procedures. We want to ensure Kid Zone is a fun and enjoyable experience for your child.