Know your kids are safe and happy in our Out of School Learning Program. Our programs are full of activities that parents and kids love.

We know learning and fun doesn’t end when the school bell rings. That’s why we offer the Out of School Learning Program, conveniently located at your child’s elementary 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


Registration will open July 1, 2024 for the 2024-25 School Year.


Kindergarten - 8th Grade


Program Fee: $75 (charged twice a year)

Elementary OOSL:

1 Day a Week (AM or PM) - $30 / per week

2-3 Days a Week (AM Only) - $30 / per week

2-3 Days a Week (PM Only) - $75 / per week

2-3 Days a Week (AM and PM) - $85 / per week

4-5 Days a Week (AM Only) - $40 / per week

4-5 Days a Week (PM Only) - $85 / per week

4-5 Days a Week (AM and PM) - $95 / per week

Middle School OOSL:

1 Day a Week (AM or PM) - $30 / per week

2-3 Days a Week (AM Only) - $75 / per week

2-3 Days a Week (PM Only) - $30 / per week

2-3 Days a Week (AM and PM) - $85 / per week

4-5 Days a Week (AM Only) - $85 / per week

4-5 Days a Week (PM Only) - $40 / per week

4-5 Days a Week (AM and PM) - $95 / per week

Need More Information

For questions regarding the 2024-25 School Year, please contact [email protected]


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. 


Make more of your child’s out-of-school time!

Led by qualified, caring staff, the Duneland YMCA’s Out of School Learning program is designed to be fun and educational and align with the school day, supporting literacy, arts, and science growth. Your child will receive help with their homework, participate in games and activities and grow their creativity through various projects. A healthy snack is also provided.


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

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 Middle School

1050 S 5th St, Chesterton, IN 46304




6:00 am – 8:00 am

Students Arrive

6:00 am – 7:30 am

Personal Activity

7:30 am – 8:25 am

Clean up and Breakfast

8:30 am

Dismissal to School




2:15 pm – 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


Frequently Asked Questions

Please email our Youth Billing Manager at [email protected]. You will be sent the registration packet for you to fill out an return.


1)Once you receive the packet, print the registration packet or use the fillable feature to fill it out on your computer.

2)Fill out one packet and, making sure not to leave any answers blank (use a slash or “n/a” for anything that does not apply)

3) Scan your packet if printed OR save the filled out packet to your desktop and email the packet back to [email protected](Please do not send pictures of your packet. There are many great free scanning apps for your smartphone that will make this process a breeze! If you do not have access to a smartphone or scanning device, or the ability to fill out the form on your computer, please email [email protected])

Packets must be returned to the Youth Billing Manager. Registration Packets cannot be returned to the front desk at the Duneland Family YMCA.

Registration Packets can be requested on July 1, 2024 by emailing [email protected].

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.

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

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


We're here to help!

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

For questions or concerns or to request detailed information regarding the Out of School Learning Program, families are encouraged to email us at [email protected]