Clinton County Family YMCA


At the Y, we strive to nurture the potential of every child and teen. That is why we offer a variety of child care services to meet the needs of your family. Whether you are searching for a preschool program that makes sure your child is ready for Kindergarten or a safe place for your child to come to after school we have a program that suites your needs.

Please director questions about Child Care to our Child Care Director, Denise Bushman, who may be contacted via e-mail at or (765) 654-9622.

Learning Ladder Early Learning Preschool and Child Care

At the Learning Ladder Early Learning Preschool and Child Care children are encouraged to grow, learn, and discover using Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum supports learning through play-based centers that meet state standards.

This program can accomodate children 2 years of age to 5 years of age. Care is offered 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Our child care is a registered Ministry and we are working to achieve Paths to Quality. We are on Paths to Quality Level 1 and will reach Level 2 before the Spring of 2019. We have 3 lead teachers, each have their Early Childhood Associate Certification.

Program Fees (snacks and meals included):

  • $106 Per Week - Member
  • $132 Per Week - Non Member
  • $35 Registration Fee
  • Financial Assistance is Available

Before and After School Care

Care is available for children who attend Clinton Prairie Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, Green Meadows Elementary, or Suncrest Elementary Schools before and after school. Care begins at 6:00 AM and children attending before school care will be transported by YMCA staff to their respective school. In the afternoon, children will be picked up at their school by YMCA staff and transported to the YMCA for parents to pick up their children by 6:00 PM. Children attending the program will receive a snack before school and dinner after school.

Program Fees:

$35 Registration Fee 4-5 Days Per Week
Member/Non Member
3 Days Per Week
Member/Non Member
2 Days Per Week
Member/Non Member
Before School $35/$45 $25/$35 $15/$25
After School $50/$60 $30/$40 $20/$30
Both $62/$72 $42/$52 $32/$42

School Breaks, Early Dissmissal, Delays, and Closures

At the Y, we understand that parents and guardians still have to work when school is out. We have care available for school age children for breaks, delays, early dissmissal, and closures at the Y. Here is how it works:

Weather Related Early Dissmissal or Delay

  • Care is available for current participants already paying the weekly rate for an additional fee of $5 per child per day
  • Care is available for those who are registered for breaks but need care when school is delayed or early dismissal for $12 per child per day
  • Transportation is provided

School Break Camps

  • Available during Spring Break, Christmas Break, Fall Break, and Summer Break
  • Snacks and meals are provided
  • Registration is required 1 week before the start of break
  • The cost for members is $106 per week and $132 for non members per week

Individual School Day Closure

  • This applies when school is closed due to weather, weather make up day, or the day before Thanksgiving
  • Snacks and meals are provided
  • The cost is $25 per day for members and $35 per day for non members
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