Aftercare Program

Aftercare Program
Posted on 05/18/2022

Mishawaka Catholic Aftercare Program
**To contact aftercare staff between 3pm and 6pm at the St. Bavo Campus, please call 574-931-7610.
**Students must be registered by the first day of school or before the first day they plan to use Aftercare.

MCS partners with the YMCA to provide after school care. Aftercare is located at the St. Bavo Campus and students from the St. Joe and St. Monica campuses will be transported by the YMCA to the St. Bavo Campus.

Y-Club Extended School Care

The YMCA of Greater Michiana staff will supervise children at the St. Bavo campus for the Y-Club (After Care) Program, while providing quality programming and supervision by their staff trained in childcare. 

All day-to-day operations of the Y-Club Extended Care Program (including scheduling, programming, staffing, billing, and general management of the Y-Club program) will be handled by the YMCA of Greater Michiana. This service, while administered by the YMCA of Greater Michiana, will be provided to Mishawaka Catholic School - at the St. Bavo campus and will only be available to Mishawaka Catholic School students. The administrators of the YMCA of Greater Michiana Y-Club program are committed to partnering with our administration to ensure expected behaviors and values are aligned.


Program Days & Hours: 

Monday - Friday (Scheduled School Days) 

Y- Club After school program: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Y-Club will be available on Early Dismissal Days

Registration Steps

Visit YMCA Y-Club and select Mishawaka Catholic to view pricing and to register. Immunization record Immunization Record
If completing paper registration forms, submit them by:

1. Email paper forms to [email protected],  or
Drop forms off at the O'Brien/YMCA 321 East Walter Street South Bend, IN 46614, or
Send forms to the school office.

Once paper forms are submitted, you will receive a link to finish setting up your account and billing information. 

Late Pick-Up Fees & Policies

The end time of the program is strict. Late pick-up fees will be charged for children not picked up by the grace period of 6:05 pm. There will be a $1 per minute charge for children not picked

up after that time. A family who picks up after 6:15 pm may be suspended from use of the program for 5 school days. If late pick-ups reoccur a longer suspension period may be implemented subject to the principal’s approval. If your child has not been picked up by 6:30 pm and the extended care site has had no contact with parents/ guardians, the proper authorities will be notified.

Program Activities: 

3:00-3:30 pm Free Choice Centers

3:30-4:00 pm Physical activity 

4:00-4:30 pm Homework Help 

4:30-4:45 pm Snack 

4:45-5:30 pm Activity 

5:30-6:00 pm Free Choice Centers



Financial assistance can be applied for through the YMCA and then through Mishawaka Catholic School

SOYI (School's Out Y's In) 

When the school is out during the week, the YMCA is available for all-day care. For scheduled school days off, such as teacher development days, conferences, and some holidays, your child can enjoy programming at the YMCA! SOYI will be held at the O'Brien YMCA from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Please bring a water bottle, gym gear, and lunch. If no participants are registered 24 hours prior, care will be canceled for the day. 

SOYI Emergency Days

When school closes due to bad weather, the YMCA will open up for all-day care from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. SOYI Emergency Care will be held at the O'Brien YMCA. If a state of emergency is issued care will not be available. If no participants are present by 9:30 am care for the day will be canceled. 

Child Care Assistance

Mishawaka Catholic School is now a registered LLEP (Legally Licensed Exempt) facility for child care. If you would like to apply for assistance for our Y-Club, please click the link below.

Early Ed Connect (

Questions and Contact Info: 

Maycie Wise

Youth Development Director 

[email protected]


My kid(s) may need to stay 1 or 2 times a year, do I need to fill out the paperwork?

YES!  We are encouraging all parents to fill out aftercare paperwork in case an emergency arises and students would need to stay.  The YMCA cannot keep students without the proper paperwork on file. 


How will my student(s) at the St. Joe or St. Monica campus get to the St. Bavo Campus?

The YMCA has a van that will transport students to the St. Bavo Campus

What if I am running late and can’t get my child by 3:15?  

Students MUST HAVE paperwork on file (which is why we are encouraging all parents to fill out the papers for the
afterschool program) to be sent to aftercare and will be charged the $15 drop-in fee
regardless of how long they are there.  

Will aftercare be open on early dismissal days?

Yes!   They will also offer "School’s out Y’s in" on days the school has off. 
More details are included in the information above.

I notice the cost is more. Is there any aid available?

Yes! You must first apply through the YMCA
Early Ed Connect (

Then MCS will be offering financial assistance. 


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