Child Care

General Information

You will check your child in the main child care area. Each of the 3 age groups will have 1-2 staff depending upon the ages and abilities of each group. If your child is potty training or wears diapers, please bring extra diapering supplies. You can opt in or out for having our staff change your child’s diaper if needed. The youngest age we care for is 6 weeks old and up to 12 years old. The oldest group of children will generally spend time in the KidzKave while the Infants/Toddlers/Young Preschoolers stay in the corner child care space.

The two classrooms are Nut Free and we appreciate all people entering the rooms to wash hands and make sure no nut products or wrappers come with the child into the rooms. Child Care for members while working out is currently offering limited evening hours during the week & on Saturday mornings! . closed due to the COVID mitigations.
The MetroRecPlex has two child care classrooms to care for 3 different age groups.

  • 6 weeks months-2 years old
  • 2 years old-5 years old
  • 5 years old – 12 years old

Ages 6-months to 12-years old

Included in family or youth memberships only. Day passes can be purchased for children at $5/day.

Child Care Information

  • 2 hour limit per day
  • Fantastic, experienced staff for every age group
  • Secure drop off and pick up
  • Various special programs offered monthly
  • Special events (Santa’s breakfast, parent’s night out, etc) will cost extra but will be announced when the events are published.

Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm, 3 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 pm

Contact Erin Behnken Phillips for any questions or more information about half & full day care options for preschool & school-age children.
618-589-3800 ext. 110
[email protected] 

General Policies

Reservations are recommended. Members can call the front desk, email the director or use the member portal to make a reservation. Non slip socks are preferred or shoes for all age groups. No bare feet will be allowed in the classroom. Members will check in at the front desk to secure your child care time slot. Once in the child care space, staff will verify your child is checked into our system. Adults should wear masks when dropping off & picking up their child(ren) & children over 2 years of age should also wear clean well fitted masks in the child care classrooms.

Your children should wear at least socks and preferably shoes. For your children’s security, we will ask the parent or immediate family relative to sign the child in and out and provide the location of where they’ll be in the McKendree MetroRecPlex (MMRP). We have these procedures in effect to insure the safety and security of your child. In the case of any emergency or unusual situation, MMRP child care staff members will immediately contact the parent(s) in the building. A P.L.E.X. Kids staff member will call for emergency medical assistance, as necessary.

Your children should be healthy or otherwise free from colds, fever, rashes, headache, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, or any contagious conditions to attend the child care. Parents/Guardians must remain in the MetroRecPlex building or on the grounds while their children are in our care. Please limit any electronic devices to school age children only.

Contact info:
Erin Behnken Phillips
618-589-3800 ext. 110
[email protected]