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Before & After School (Y-Care)

Encouraging kids to be accepting of others

young boy wearing Chicago Cubs hat sitting on bench holding guinea pig

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 availability.


4+ days of care per week













*$30 registration fee applies per school year, per child. All fees are for the 2024-2025 school year.
*$5 additional fee applies per child, per week for half days with eLearning for those registered for weekly after-school care.
Daily rates are not available.

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2024 – 2025 Registration


  • Yoga & Other Group Exercise
  • After-school 5 component meal
  • Large Motor Development
  • S.T.E.M. Activities
  • Reading
  • Homework Assistance

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
PM Drop-off to YMCA will be 2:05pm – 2:10pm

Transportation for children arriving after the busses have already done pick-up is the responsibility of the parent.