About the Program

Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School offers an outstanding, licensed After-School Care program. Under the direction of Mrs. Sue Zilke, this program provides a wonderful family environment with professional care, supervision, recreation and many enrichment activities for students in our Preschool, afternoon Day Care and students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. There has been tremendous support for the program over the years and interest continues to grow.

Activities are planned to nurture and promote growth within a Catholic environment. Gym or outside play, arts and music, and time set aside for homework help are offered daily along with daily and weekly special events. This program also strives to promote strong feelings of worth in themselves, with each other and our environment in a caring and compassionate way.


The After-School Care program runs from 2:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every full day of school. In addition to After-School Care, LMC offers Day Care for Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten students.  Day Care hours are 10:30/11:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.  For more information about Day Care, click here.


Rates for the 2018-2019 school year will be $12.00/child per day. There is a registration fee of $10.00/child (with $25.00 maximum/family). This fee is to be paid at the time of registration and is non-refundable.


After-School Care registration is completed during the online enrollment process for the 2018-2019 school year. You can select full time or part time care and indicate the days of the week you are requesting.  We encourage you to register even if you think you might only use After-School Care once or twice during the school year.  Situations arise during the year and you’d know you have a back-up for your students.  Please note that requests for drop in care must be made 24 hours in advance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the After-School Care Coordinator, Sue Zilke at (269) 429-0227 or by email: szilke@lmclakers.org

 2018-19 After School Care Registration Packet