Y-Care (Before & After School Care)

Encouraging kids to be accepting of others

Grades K-5

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y-Care serves children kindergarten through middle school in Portage Township Schools. Students engage in a variety of activities to develop their interests and talents in a safe and secure, fun environment with low child-to-staff ratio. Children may be dropped off before school as early as 6:30 a.m. and picked up after school as late as 6:00 p.m. CCDF vouchers are accepted and financial assistance is available. Program location and transportation may be subject to change based on availibility.


WEEKLY RATE Members Non-Members
AM $34* $44*
PM $45* $55*
AM & PM $62* $72*
DAILY RATE Members Non-Members
AM $10 $12.50
PM $12.50 $15
AM & PM $15 $17.50

*$30 registration fee applies per school year


Y-Care Locations
Portage Township YMCA
(219) 762-9622
Serving Aylesworth, Central, Myers, Jones, Crisman & Kyle Elementary Schools
AM Drop Off & PM Pick-Up Main Hallway behind Front Desk.

2021 - 2022 Y-Care Resources - Coming Soon
  • Printable Brochure
  • Parent Handbook
  • State Discipline Guidance Policy
  • Y-Care Rules
  • Full Nondiscrimination Statement
  • WIC Information
  • Building Better Futures
  • Morning Yoga & Stretches
  • After-school 5 component meal
  • AM & PM Large Motor Development
  • PM S.T.E.A.M. Activities
  • Self-Control Time
    • Quiet/Reading
    • Homework Assistance - After School
Brianna Manning, Director of Enrichment & Recreation
Phone:(219) 762-9622