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 $25.50 $34
PM $63.75 $85
AM & PM $72.25 $102

*$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.

Daily rates are not available.


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

2023 - 2024 Registration
  • Yoga & Other Group Exercise
  • After-school 5 component meal
  • Large Motor Development
  • S.T.E.M. Activities
  • Reading
  • Homework Assistance
Amber Jones, Youth Development Coordinator
Phone:(219) 762-9622