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Babysitting service is a supervised area for children and youth to utilize while parents are in the building.

Babysitting is closed until further notice. We will be evaluating the best time to reopen.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

General Information

Maximum of 2 hours per visit. Special activities are  scheduled daily, as well as open play areas with games, toys and coloring. The program is supervised by staff and staff to children ratios are maintained. Please feel free to bring crayons, colored pencils, etc. for your child. Place them in a ziplock bag or pencil case with their name on it. You can take them home each day or leave them with us for the next visit.


Online Babysitting Cards can be purchased at the reception desk for $30. Each card provides 10 visits. You must purchase one card per child. Single sessions are available at $5. Non-members or those using babysitting while visiting another campus agency will be charged $10 per visit. 


Cancellations must be made a minimum 1 hr prior to reservation. If less than 1 hr your card will be punched for a visit. After 2 no shows you will not be able to make a reservation. Please call if running late for your reservation. Reservations will be held for up to one hour before being canceled by our staff and concidered a no show (your card will still be punched for this date).


Reservations are requested to guarantee a space. Walk-ins are taken based on availability. Call (845) 362-4400 ext. 172 during open hours to make your reservation.



Stephanie Schleider
Operations and After School Coordinator
845-362-4400 ext. 633

Babysitting Policies


No food, aside from a pre-made bottle for infants or a closed cup with water, milk or juice for toddlers will be allowed in the space and MUST be labeled with child’s name. Children who are sick or show signs of illness will not be accepted (at the discretion of staff member on duty). Parent/guardian must remain in the building the entire time of the child’s stay.
All children must be signed in and out. Parent/guardian’s cell phone number and area that parent/guardian will be in building must be provided. Strollers cannot enter the room. We ask that you park the stroller in the hall. Carriers can be brought in. This is to keep the space open for the children to explore and to lower the amount of dirt that is tracked in.

Parents will be notified and asked to return to the room if:
• Child becomes ill
• Child is upset and not able to be calmed or comforted by staff after all options have been exhausted
• Child needs a diaper change or assistance with wiping while using the bathroom

The babysitter will provide a One-Time Attestation Form that needs to be filled out upon your child’s first visit.

All toys will be cleaned after each use. The room will be sanitized each night.

Babysitting at the J


Babysitting operates on a 1:4 ratio (with an understanding that children 8 months and under count as 2 children in ratio). Example: if 2 staff are on duty they can have up to 8 children in their care. However, if there are 2 children 8 months or under they can only have a total of 6 children in their care.