Drop-In Child Care

The Fercho and Schlossman YMCAs provide short-term drop-in care for members with children ages six weeks to eight years. For up to two hours per day, children can play in a safe, stimulating and enriching environment while their parents/guardians workout! Members must remain in the building while their children are in our care. Both locations are staffed during peak membership usage times. No reservations are required.


PlayTown – Fercho Branch
400 1st Ave S, Fargo

PlayTown – Schlossman Branch
4243 19th Ave S, Fargo

Payment Options

Y Member Unlimited Monthly Plan with Membership:
Family / Household Package – $103.00/Month – See Membership Options for more details.
Includes care for up to two hours per day for all children on the family membership.

Member Hourly Rates:
$5.00/Hour per child – up to two hours per day (must be a YMCA member to utilize PlayTown)

Additional Fees

  • Pick-Up: $5/every 15 minutes past pick-up time (late fee may be assessed if parent arrives after two-hour limit)
  • After Closing: ($1/every minute if parent arrives after PlayTown closes)
Fall/Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Fercho YMCA Schlossman YMCA
Mon – Fri:  8:00am – 1:30pm & 4:15pm – 8:15pm  Mon – Fri:  8:00am – 1:30pm & 4:15 – 8:15pm
Saturday:  7:45am-12:00pm  Saturday:  7:45am-12:00pm
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Fercho YMCA Schlossman YMCA
Mon – Thurs:  8:00am – 1:30pm & 4:15 – 8:15pm Mon – Thurs:  8:00am – 1:30pm & 4:15 – 8:15pm
Friday:  8:00am – 1:30pm Friday:  8:00am – 1:30pm
Saturday: 7:45am – 12:00pm Saturday:  7:45am – 12:00pm

Hours are subject to change on or around holidays. PlayTown will close if Group Fitness classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. For storm updates, please call the Member Services Desk at 701.293.9622.

Download our Parent Handbook for even more details on our short-term drop-in child care. For more information on PlayTown, please contact Amy Vangerud at 701.364.4166 or amy.vangerud@ymcacassclay.org.