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 5th grade 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 6:00 a.m. and picked up after school as late as 6:30 p.m. CCDF vouchers are accepted and financial assistance is available. Program location and transportation may be subject to change based on availibility.


4+ days of care per week
Members Non-Members
AM $24* $34*
PM $64* $74*
AM & PM $66* $76*
1 to 3 days of care per week
Members Non-Members
AM 1-day $12* $22*
AM 2-days $16* $26*
AM 3-days $18* $28*
PM 1-day $16* $26*
PM 2-days $32* $42*
PM 3-days $48* $58*
AM & PM 1-day $17* $27*
AM & PM 2-days $34* $44*
AM & PM 3-days $50* $60*

*$30 registration fee applies per school year, per child. All fees are for the 2022-2023 school year.
*$5 additional fee applies per child, per week for half days with eLearning for those registered for weekly after-schoolc care.


Y-Care is located at:
Portage Township YMCA

3100 Willowcreek Rd. Portage, IN 463686
Serving Portage Township Schools
AM Pick-up from YMCA will be 6:58am - 7:00am Transportation for children arriving after the busses have already pick-up is the responsibility of the parent.
PM Drop-off to YMCA will be 2:05pm - 2:10pm

  • Yoga & Other Group Exercise
  • After-school 5 component meal
  • Large Motor Development
  • S.T.E.M. Activities
  • Reading
  • Homework Assistance
Brianna Manning, Director of Enrichment & Recreation
Phone:(219) 762-9622