OUT OF SCHOOL LEARNING

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. 

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.  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.

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
USEFUL INFO

REGISTRATION

Registration will open July 11, for the 2022-23 School Year. Registration packets can be requested beginning on July 11.

Ages

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Cost

For questions regarding 2022-23 Fees, please contact [email protected]

Need More Information

Fill out our form to get more information about Out of School Learning

Out of School Learning Registration for the 2022-23 school year is open!

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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. 

OUT OF SCHOOL LEARNING

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

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

LOCATIONS

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.

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

GET YOUR CHILD INVOLVED IN OUR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

BEFORE

SCHOOL

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
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

AFTER

SCHOOL

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

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

FEES

For questions regarding fees for the 2022-2023 School Year, please contact [email protected].

1-5 Days per Week

Fee

Before School Only                                            

$40.00 per week

Morning and Afternoon Care

Fee

Morning and Afternoon Care 1-5 Days Per Week

$70 per week

Registration Fee

Fee

Charged Twice Per Year

$75

OUT OF SCHOOL LEARNING

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.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

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 11 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.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

We're here to help!

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 Becca Colbert, Youth Program Director.

Becca Colbert

Youth Program Director
[email protected]

a group of young kids are gathered on the floor sitting around a board game with their teacher