Play and Learn
Play and Learn is an exclusive member benefit for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our trained staff will watch and entertain your kids for up to two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon while you remain on Y property. Creating a nurturing environment of warmth, friendliness, and freedom, we lead children through a variety of fun & safe playtime activities including stories, crafts, dress-up, and active play.

The participating child must be a Y member; an adult-only membership should be converted to a family membership in order to receive this benefit.

How to Participate:
Play and Learn is included in all family memberships, so there's no need to sign up. Simply scan your child's Y member card when you come into the facility, then bring them to the Play and Learn room. 


  • For ages 6 weeks-6 years old.
  • Parent or guardian must remain on Y property.
  • A child may stay in Play and Learn for up to two hours each morning and two hours each afternoon.
  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Health & Safety Policies:

  • Masks are required for children ages 3 and older.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands upon entering Play and Learn. Staff will provide assistance if needed.
  • If a child’s diaper needs to be changed, you will be paged and asked to change the diaper.
  • Toys are cleaned throughout each morning and evening shift after they are played with.

Play and Learn Hours at both Branches:

Days Times
Monday-Thursday 8:45-11:15 am
4:45-7:15 pm
Friday 8:45-11:15 am
Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Megan Irwin
Northwest Y Program Coordinator
(812) 961-2359

Chelcey Bostic
Southeast Y Play and Learn Coordinator
(812) 961-2168

Play and Learn 2021 Holiday Hours