La Porte County Family YMCA - Childcare and Learning Center
901 Michigan Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
The mission of the Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y has been serving children and adults in our community for more than a century. Our Childcare and Learning Center (“CCLC”) is one of our longest running programs. Nearly 25 years ago, with the help of the City of La Porte, we were given the opportunity to take over a failing daycare center in need of major updates. Since then, we have made many improvements to the center including doubling its size, obtaining National Early Childhood Program Accreditation and securing the highly regarded Creative Curriculum for our students. Today, we provide education-based childcare to up to 142 children from ages 6 weeks through 6 years old. We are the only childcare center in the City of La Porte with a Level 4 Paths to QUALITY rating. The La Porte Community Childcare Endowment Fund helps support the CCLC. Our goal is to ensure that this facility is positioned to serve our community for decades to come, and that its services remain accessible to all who need them.
"My children have been attending the YMCA Child Care and Learning Center since August of 2015 and I honesty cannot say enough say enough how happy my husband and I are making the decision to place our children there. When looking for childcare, it can be very scary. My children had been at home daycare so switching to another place was very unsettling for me as a parent. From the minute we walked into the YMCA Child Care and Learning Center, all the staff was polite and reassuring of the quality care my children would receive. All the classrooms are on structured schedules so my children are getting an [introduction to] what a school schedule is like. I am constantly receiving progress notes on how my children are doing. The most important thing for me as a parent is that I feel my children are safe. The YMCA Child Care and Learning Center has done so much for my boys and I am truly thankful for all of the teachers and staff." ~From a CCLC parent