We know learning and fun doesn’t end when the school bell rings. That’s why we offer the Out of School Learning Program, a weekly program that introduces arts, physical fitness, nutrition, science, math, character development, and more.

Led by qualified, caring staff, the Duneland Family YMCA’s licensed Out of School Learning Program is held in the safe, secure, and familiar setting of your child’s school so they can grow and expand interests beyond the classroom. Conveniently located on-site, the Y offers students a variety of fun and intentional activities each day before or after school. They’ll enjoy homework help with at least 30 minutes per day of educational enrichment (and a snack)! Outside of academics, we also align programming with the Y’s core values to encourage character development and leadership skills.

The Y’s Before & After School program offers high-quality care right at your student’s school. We’re currently serving the Duneland School Corporation School District at Brummitt, Liberty, Bailly, Yost, Jackson Elementary Schools and Liberty Intermediate School.

Out of School Learning offers MORE than just childcare:

  • Homework support
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Fun games to release energy
  • Free play to foster creativity
  • Character building mini-lessons on the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, & Responsibility


When school is out, the Y steps in! We offer Out of School Learning  programs that keep kids learning, growing, and thriving before and after the school day. 

Brummitt Elementary School

2500 Indian Boundary Rd
Chesterton, IN 46304

Liberty Elementary School

50-1 W 900 N
Chesterton, IN 46304

Bailly Elementary School

800 S 5th St
Chesterton, IN 46304

Yost Elementary School

100 W Beam St
Porter, IN 46304

Jackson Elementary School

811 N 400 E
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Westchester Intermediate School

1050 S 5th St, Chesterton, IN 46304




7:00 am – 8:00 am

Students Arrive

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Personal Activity

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Clean up and Breakfast

8:30 am

Dismissal to School




2:15 am – 2:30 pm

Students Arrive

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Bathroom Time & Snack

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Academic Enrichment

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Group Activity

5:45 pm - 6:00pm

Free time/Dismissal


1-5 Days per Week


Before School Only                                            

$40.00 per week

Morning and Afternoon Care


Morning and Afternoon Care 1-5 Days Per Week

$70 per week

Registration Fee


Charged Twice Per Year


To register, please email [email protected] You will be emailed the registration packet and return it via email.

YMCA membership is not required to participate in any of our educational programs for kids.

Our regular child care program hours are 6:00 am to the start of your child’s school day, and from school dismissal to 6 pm.

For questions regrading billing, please email [email protected].

Payments will be drafted each Monday of the current week of care with our convenient electronic draft system.

The Out of School Learning Program does not offer credits except for the following circumstances: Hospitalization or Death in immediate Family. Credits will not be issued to accounts with balances due. The credit will be applied toward the balance.

Indicate on the Advanced Payment Sheet what your first week of care is going to be, then email Melissa at [email protected] by Wednesday prior to the week of care you are needing what your schedule will be.

Questions, Comments, and Concerns

For information regarding Out of School Learning registration and payment, please email [email protected]

For questions or concerns, or to request detailed information regarding the Out of School Learning Program, families are encouraged to contact Jaime Kenning, Youth Program Director.

Jaime Kenning

Youth Program Director [email protected]

To request an Out of School Enrollment packet, please fill out the form.