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. 

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It is with great pleasure we announce that our state licensed, Level 4 Paths To Quality rated Childcare and Learning Center has once again been reaccredited for another three years by the National Early Childhood Accreditation Program (NECPA). Many facets of our program are reviewed and observed during the reaccreditation process. They assess quality in the areas of adult and child interaction, staff framing, health and safety; physical environment, administration, and parent and community relationships. A strong emphasis is placed on current developments in health and safety, brain research and risk management. The NECPA Commission is dedicated to promoting high quality early childhood programs across the country and internationally.

In the notice of reaccreditation, NECPA commended our Center for achieving full accreditation. Adding that this achievement highlights the dedication of our program to high quality early childhood care and education. Our Y Childcare and Learning Center continues to be a part of a select group of early childhood care and education programs nationwide and internationally that have shown an exceptional commitment to professional and programmatic quality through accreditation.

La Porte County Family YMCA Executive Director, Cindy Berchem stated, "At the Y, we believe every child should be given the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our Y is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for all children in our care. Accreditation requires a large commitment of staff hours and financial resources but at the La Porte County Family YMCA, we believe our Y kids are worth the investment of time and resources. Our staff is dedicated to the development and well-being of all the children we care for in our programs."

Berchem recognizes and thanks all of the staff that worked so hard to receive this reaccreditation. She commends Childcare and Learning Center Director Courtney Eickmann, Childcare and Learning Center Coordinator Liliana Ake and all the teachers, assistants and support staff for their dedication and commitment to children.

The Y Childcare and Learning Center provides care for children, ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. The Center currently has openings in some classes. For more information or to enroll your child in this quality program, please contact Center Director Courtney Eickmann at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219)326-7646. The Y. So much more.



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 Street

La Porte , IN 46350

Phone:(219)326-764

Fax:   (219)324-7004

Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
1400 Andrew Avenue

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