YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

La Porte County
Family YMCA

The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y

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 4 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.

Michigan City Educare Open House Dates for the 2014-2015 school year are:  

August 5th 12-5 pm & August 6th 8-1 pm.

Coolspring Elementary School

9121 W 300 N, Michigan City

Full day care      7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. $110/week (plus a $25 registration fee)

½ Day care        7:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. $65/week (plus a $25 registration fee)              

Beginning with the 2014/2015 school year. breakfast and lunch are FREE to all students served at elementary schools. Parents DO NOT have to complete a free and reduced lunch application.

All students must follow the “Dress for Success” dress code! Students at all schools are required to wear khaki, black or navy pants/shorts/skirts and white, blue, black, or gray shirts. Page down to link below for more information.

REGISTER TODAY! – Page down to the link – Registration Forms


Springfield Elementary School

3054 W 800 N, Michigan City

Full day care      7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  $110/week (plus a $25 registration fee)

½ Day care        7:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.  $65/week (plus a $25 registration fee)        

Beginning with the 2014/2015 school year. breakfast and lunch are FREE to all students served at elementary schools. Parents DO NOT have to complete a free and reduced lunch application. 

All students must follow the “Dress for Success” dress code! Students at all schools are required to wear khaki, black or navy pants/shorts/skirts and white, blue, black, or gray shirts. Page down to link below for more information.

REGISTER TODAY! – Page down to the link – Registration Forms


Pine Elementary School- Edgewood and Joy Elementary Schools

1660 County Line Road, Michigan City

Full day care      7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $110/week (plus a $25 registration fee)

½ Day care        7:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. $65/week (plus a $25 registration fee)                

Beginning with the 2014/2015 school year. breakfast and lunch are FREE to all students served at elementary schools. Parents DO NOT have to complete a free and reduced lunch application.

All students must follow the “Dress for Success” dress code! Students at all schools are required to wear khaki, black or navy pants/shorts/skirts and white, blue, black, or gray shirts.  Page down to link below for more information.

REGISTER TODAY! – Page down to the link – Registration Forms


Lake Hills Elementary School 

201 Ferguson Rd, Michigan City

Full day care      7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. $110/week (plus a $25 registration fee)

½ Day care        7:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. $65/week (plus a $25 registration fee)              

Beginning with the 2014/2015 school year. breakfast and lunch are FREE to all students served at elementary schools. Parents DO NOT have to complete a free and reduced lunch application.

All students must follow the “Dress for Success” dress code! Students at all schools are required to wear khaki, black or navy pants/shorts/skirts and white, blue, black, or gray shirts.  Page down to link below for more information.

REGISTER TODAY! – Page down to the link – Registration Forms


FOR COOLSPRING EDUCARE HANDBOOK CLICK HERE

FOR SPRINGFIELD EDUCARE HANDBOOK CLICK HERE

FOR PINE EDUCARE HANDBOOK CLICK HERE

FOR LAKE HILLS HANDBOOK CLICK HERE


DRESS FOR SUCCESS CLICK HERE

REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE

FINANCIAL AID LINK FORM CLICK HERE

STATE FORM SUBSIDY PRE-APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.