YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development
       

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY IS OUR CAUSE

The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

Join Our Mailing List!



The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through our Educare program, we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and develop social skills.

Our caring, loving staff are eager and ready to help your child grow and thrive. Our program serves children from 3 to 5 year old. We strive to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for children. Our Y includes a play-based curriculum that nurtures the spirit, mind and body. Our curriculum follows the Indiana foundations for young children and is aligned with kindergarten common core standards. Our staff members provide education in gross and fine motor development skills, values education, character development, along with an opportunity to develop and improve social skills. Parents are able to go to work with peace of mind, confident that their children are safe and learning preschool skills that help them to successfully integrate into kindergarten.

Our quality staff are all CPR and First Aid trained. Lead teachers have received either their Early Childhood Education Degree, Elementary Education Degree or Child Development Associate Credential. The program serves breakfast and a snack for a small fee.

Children learn through play as they explore, manipulate materials, discover relationships and master new skills. Daily activities of art, music, movement and dramatic play enhance creative expression. Social development thrives in a caring environment that promotes a positive self-image and independence. The program uses the High Reach Curriculum and our new Creative Curriculum (gift of the Alcoa Foundation) in our Michigan City Educare Program and at our Childcare and Learning Center to direct the daily classroom activities which further the development of each young child. Daily reading and extensive use of language in all classrooms provide the basis for early literacy skills. The goal is to have every child ready for a successful kindergarten experience.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide Educare for pre-K children in the Michigan City Area Schools! Below is the information for each school. At the bottom of the page you may click on links for Registration forms and other helpful information.

REGISTRATION IS ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR!  REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE 

WE ACCEPT STATE VOUCHERS!

EDUCARE PROGRAM LOCATION & RATES
Coolspring Elementary School, 9121 West 300 North, Michigan City, IN 46360   
Pine Elementary School,1660 County Line Road, Michigan City, IN 46360            
Springfield Elementary School, 3054 West 800 North, Michigan City, IN 46360   
       
* Edgewood Elementary School, Joy Elementary and Lake  Hills School students will attend Pine Elementary School
Educare Program.

Educare follows the Michigan City Area School Schedule
Full day - $120.00 a week (plus $50.00 non-refundable registration fee per child)
Half day - $85.00 a week  (plus $50.00 non-refundable registration fee per child)
$25.00 extra a week for before school care & $25.00 extra a week for after school care

HOURS

Before School Care 7:30 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.
½ Day Program 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Full Day Program 8:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m.
After School Care 3:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch are FREE to all students served at Elementary Schools. Please do not complete a free and reduced lunch application.

*All dates, times, and rates are subject to change based on enrollment.
*No refunds for class cancellations due to weather.

Registration materials are available at the following:

All Educare Sites:
Coolspring Elementary School, 9121 West 300 North, Michigan City, IN 46360
Pine Elementary School,1660 County Line Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
Springfield Elementary School, 3054 West 800 North, Michigan City, IN 46360

Michigan City Area Schools Administrative Building
408 S. Carol Ave., Michigan City
(219)873-2000

Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail, Long Beach
(219)879-1395

Michigan City Elston Branch
317 Detroit St., Michigan City
(219)221-4055

Child Care and Learning Center
2510 Monroe St., La Porte. 
(219)326-7646

For more information contact Stefanie Gurband, Childcare and Learning Center Director at (219)326-7646 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COOLSPRING EDUCARE HANDBOOK CLICK HERE

PINE LAKE EDUCARE HANDBOOK CLICK HERE

SPRINGFIELD EDUCARE HANDBOOK CLICK HERE

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 2017 

EDUCARE APPLICATION  FORM CLICK HERE

EDUCARE PROMISSORY NOTE

PAYMENT POLICY LETTER

STATE FORM SUBSIDY PRE-APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE 



La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.

La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600
Michigan City Elston Branch
1202 Spring St. Door K
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219)221-4055
Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail

Long Beach, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 879-1395
Fax: (219)879-1358

Childcare & Learning Center

2510 Monroe StreetLa Porte ,

IN 46350Phone:

(219) 326-764

Fax: (219)324-7004

Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
1400 Andrew Avenue

La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622 (Main)