Community Playground

Annually, almost 300 children receive early learning, pre-kindergarten and school-age services at YWCA York's childcare center on East Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. These children thrive in classrooms where they learn to read, count, and respect the earth and each other. A core belief of our childcare staff is that physical activity, development of gross motor skills, and environmental education are equally important lessons, as, it is often these more hands-on lessons that foster a child's ability to develop socially and emotionally as they look to perform in team games, use the recreational nature of a playground to make friends, or become personally invested in their surroundings via such activities as gardening.