Child Watch Service

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Tadpole Town & Child Watch Service


The Macomb Township Recreation Center offers child-care services for children 9 months to 10 years of age whose parents are attending a program or class at the Center. Activities for children include playing with toys, playing on/with any play structures, reading stories, coloring, basic arts and crafts, watching movies, putting together puzzles.

The staff of the Tadpole Town Child Watch Room is dedicated to providing a safe, positive and enriching environment. We offer the opportunity for each child to build social and developmental skills necessary in enhancing their ability to grow.

Hours of Operation


Monday – Friday 8:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 11:00am

Medical Release Form

Parent Policies Agreement Form

Child Care Rates


 2 Hour Max  1 Child  2 Children  3 Children 4 Children 
 1 Hour  $2.00  $3.00  $4.00  $5.00
 1.5 Hours  $3.00  $4.00  $7.00  $9.00
 2 Hours  $4.00  $6.00  $8.00  $10.00

Tadpole Town / Child Watch Policies


  • Children must be between 9 months and 10 years of age in order to utilize child care service.
  • Parent or guardian must completely sign in child with staff on duty.
  • A child watch agreement form must be filled out completely prior to child’s first Child Watch visit. Click here to download and print form.
  • A medical form must be filled out completely prior to child’s first Child Watch visit. Click here to download and print form.
  • A two hour maximum visit per child is strictly enforced.
  • A parent or guardian must remain within the recreation center at all times while a child is in Tadpole Town child watch.
  • In order to maintain a safe and productive work environment a zero tolerance late pick-up policy is strictly enforced. A parent or guardian picking up children more than 1 minute past their designated pick-up time will be charged an additional $1.00 per child.
  • Parent and child/children will receive corresponding wristbands while utilizing Tadpole Town/childwatch. Wristbands must be intact until child is released from Tadpole Town.
  • Parent or guardian must present a photo I.D. before a child can leave the room.
  • Only the individual who dropped off child/children is permitted to pick up the child unless written permission is provided by the parent or guardian dropping off the child.
  • Staff is not permitted to feed children and children must be able to hold a bottle.
  • Children must have shoes and socks on while in the room (socks are permitted for infants).
  • No food, drink or gum allowed in tadpole town (plastic baby bottles are o.k.).
  • Personal toys, bottles or other items must be marked clearly with child’s name on it.
  • Staff is not permitted to change diapers.
  • Sick children are not permitted in tadpole town.
  • Staff reserves the right to make decisions in order to ensure safety and enjoyment of the children while in tadpole town.