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YWCA York’s Learning Center Philosophy

YWCA Learning Centers are designed to encourage each child’s individual emotional, social,intellectual, creative, cultural and physical development in a safe, nurturing environment that actively promotes acceptance.

We seek to build relationships with children and families and encourage reflection in our teachers. The curriculum is designed to meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the child with learning experiences in the following areas:

  1. Anti-Bias Education approach which encourages children to appreciate and celebrate each other’s culture and ideas.
  2. Processing Skills. (Questioning, exploring, observing, communicating, manipulating, etc.)
  3. Language Development (Listening, speaking, reading, and writing readiness.)
  4. Mathematics and Sciences. (Matching, copying, sorting, classifying, sequencing, technology and engineering concepts, etc.)
  5. Social and Emotional Development (Conflict resolution, pro-social behavior, positive peer interactions)
  6. Physical Development. (Large and small motor development)
  7. Creative Expression. (Creative dramatics, storytelling, music, art, etc.)

For more information, contact Ruby Martin at 717-845-2631, or email rmartin@ywcayork.org.

Early Learning Center

YWCA York operates an Early Learning Center for children ages six weeks to three years old in a creative, nurturing environment, complete with a new outdoor classroom for additional exploration. Our Early Learning Center has the capacity to serve 246 children. We provide a Creative and Anti-Bias Curriculum as well as breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Center hours are 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

YWCA York has a 4Star rating from the Keystone STARS program indicating it is of the high quality and offers a “child-friendly atmosphere with teachers that really care!” YWCA York is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAECY), an achievement only 8 % of learning centers, nationally, are able to achieve.

SEE INQUIRY FORM BELOW.

Weekly Fees:(A $50 registration fee is required for all new enrollees or $75 per family.)  Effective January 2023

    •  Infants $294
    • Young Toddlers $279
    • Older Toddlers $268
    • Pre-School $227

Pre-K Education

Our Pre-K Counts program is open and following the COVID-10 policies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Center for Disease Control.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education established the Pre-K Counts program to make quality pre-kindergarten opportunities available to children and families across the commonwealth. YWCA York has been fortunate to participate in this wonderful program from the beginning. YWCA York’s program enrolls a total of 165 full time Pre-K counts children.

SEE INQUIRY FORM BELOW.

Pre-K Counts Program at 320 E. Market Street:

  • Ages: 3-5, must be 3 by August 30.
  • Hours: 9:00AM-2:00PM, Monday through Friday
  • Teachers: hold PA State teachers certification for PK-Grade 4.
  • Accreditations and Certifications: NAEYC Accredited, PA Dept of Education Certified, Star 4-PA Keystone Star rated
  • Food Provided: Meals and snack
  • Cost (Effective January 2023): $155 (Wrap), $227 (Full Pay)

Before and After care (wrap-around care) available 6:30AM until 6:00PM. Scholarships and subsidies may cover part or all of the wrap around care program.

Contact for Pre-K Counts Program: Jim Johnston at 717-845-2631, ext 4150 or email jjohnston@ywcayork.org.

Before and After School Care

YWCA York supports families in York County through our SAC (School Age Care) program. All programs follow the CDC health guidelines.

SEE INQUIRY FORM BELOW.

York City Schools
Serving: ALL K-8 schools in York City School District; plus, Logos Academy, York Academy, Lincoln Charter, York Suburban, Eastern York School District, and Northeastern School District

On-site, full day program is available for children in grades K-6 that includes learning support for those participating in virtual classes from 8AM to 3:30PM. Children must have their own computers or tablet devices. Program Location: YWCA York, 320 East Market St, York

Fees, Effective January 2023:
$143 per week for full time/full day care 6:30AM to 6:00PM with no hour limit Includes care on days off, early dismissal and delays.
Snack and lunch provided

$95 (Before Care Only)or $111 (After Care Only) per week. Both before and after $143 per week.

Before and after school care available starting at 6:30AM and ending at 6:00PM.
Breakfast and snack provided

For all School Age Care programming contact Aurielle Mosley at 717-845-2631, ext 4135 or email amosley@ywcayork.org.

Inquiry Lists

THESE LISTS ARE FOR PROGRAMS AT 320 EAST MARKET STREET ONLY! Other tabs are for additional locations.

If you would like to get your child(ren) on the inquiry list for one or more of our programs, click the appropriate link below to fill out the correct form.

Early Learning Center: Click Here

Pre-K Counts: Click Here

Before and After School: Click Here

Pre-K Education

The Pennsylvania Department of Education established the Pre-K Counts program to make quality pre-kindergarten opportunities available to children and families across the commonwealth. YWCA York has been fortunate to participate in this wonderful program from the beginning. YWCA York’s program enrolls a total of 40 full time Pre-K counts children.

Pre-K Counts Program at Lincoln Charter School:

  • Ages: 3-5, must be 3 by August 30.
  • Hours: 9:00AM-2:00PM, Monday through Friday
  • Teachers: hold PA State teachers certification for PK-Grade 4.
  • Food Provided: Meals and snack
  • Cost (Effective January 2023): $155 (Wrap)

Before and After care (wrap-around care) available 6:30AM until 6:00PM. Scholarships and subsidies may cover part or all of the wrap around care program.

Contact for Pre-K Counts Program: Danielle Olson at 717-845-2631, or email dolson@ywcayork.org.

Before and After School Care

YWCA York supports families in York County through our SAC (School Age Care) program.

On-site, full day program is available for children in grades K-6 that includes learning support for those participating in virtual classes from 8AM to 3:30PM. Children must have their own computers or tablet devices. Program Location: YWCA York, 320 East Market St, York

Lincoln Charter School

On Site Before and After SAC provided at 559 W King St, York. Includes days off, early dismissals and delays.

Fees, Effective January 2023:
$143 per week for full time/full day care 6:30AM to 6:00PM with no hour limit Includes care on days off, early dismissal and delays
Snack and lunch provided

$95 (Before Care Only)or $111 (After Care Only) per week. Before and after school care available starting at 6:30AM and ending at 6:00PM.
Breakfast and snack provided

For all School Age Care programming contact Aurielle Mosley at 717-845-2631, ext 4135 or email amosley@ywcayork.org.

Inquiry List

If you would like to get your child(ren) on the inquiry list for one or more of our programs, click the link below to fill out the correct form.

Pre-K Counts: Click Here

Before and After School: Click Here

Pre-K Education at Canadochly Elementary School

The Pennsylvania Department of Education established the Pre-K Counts program to make quality pre-kindergarten opportunities available to children and families across the commonwealth. YWCA York has been fortunate to participate in this wonderful program from the beginning. YWCA York’s program enrolls a total of 145 full time Pre-K counts children.

Pre-K Counts Program at Canadochly Elementary:

  • Ages: 3-5, must be 3 by August 30.
  • Hours: 8:45AM-2:15PM, Monday through Friday
  • Teachers: hold PA State teachers certification for PK-Grade 4
  • Food Provided: Meals and snack
  • Cost (Effective January 2023): $155 (Wrap)

Extended hours may be available if there is a need. Scholarships and subsidies may cover part or all of the wrap around care program.

Contact for Pre-K Counts Program: Danielle Olson at 717-845-2631, or email dolson@ywcayork.org

Inquiry List

If you would like to get your child(ren) on the inquiry list for our program, click the link below to fill out the correct form.

Pre-K Counts: Click Here

YWCA York’s Learning Center at York Suburban School

District transportation provided from East York to Yorkshire and Indian Rock to Valley View for School Age Care.

Pre-School

Full-Day, Mon-Fri
Ages: 3-5
Hours: 6:30AM-6:00PM
Pricing: Full-Day: $180/week

SAC

Before and/or After School Care, Mon-Fri
Ages: 5-12
Hours: 6:30AM-6:00PM
Pricing:
-Before and After School Care: $126/week
-Before Care Only (AM): $100/week
-After Care Only (PM) : $110/week

What We Offer

  • Pre-School Through 6th Grade Programs
  • Project Approach and Creative Curriculum
  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Homework Support
  • Care During Days Off & Summer

Contact for Pre-School and SAC Programs: Ellie Perez at 717-845-2631, ext 4119 or email eperez@ywcayork.org

To add your child(ren) to the INQUIRY list for Pre-School and SAC:

Click Here

PRE-K COUNTS AT VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY

Free PA Pre-K Counts available at Valley View Elementary School  for qualifying families. Qualifying info on the inquiry form below. Monday through Friday 8:45-2:15 following the school district calendar.

Pre-K Counts, Mon-Fri
Ages: 3-5, must be 3 by August 30
Hours: 8:45AM-2:15PM
Pricing: Free program

To add your child(ren) to the INQUIRY list for Pre-K Counts:

Click Here

Contact for Pre-K Counts Program: Danielle Olson at 717-845-2631, or email dolson@ywcayork.org

Before and After School Care

YWCA York supports families in York County through our SAC (School Age Care) program.

Spring Forge and Conewago

On Site Before and After SAC provided. Includes days off, early dismissals and delays.

SAC, Mon-Fri
Ages: 3-5, must be 3 by August 30
Hours: See below

Pricing:
$143 per week for full time/full day care 6:30AM to 6:00PM with no hour limit Includes care on days off, early dismissal and delays
Snack and lunch provided

$95 (Before Care Only)or $111 (After Care Only) per week. Before and after school care available starting at 6:30AM and ending at 6:00PM.
Breakfast and snack provided

For all School Age Care programming contact Auri Mosley at 717-845-2631, or email amosley@ywcayork.org.

Inquiry List

THIS LIST IS FOR PROGRAMS AT SPRING FORGE AND CONEWAGO ONLY! Other tabs are for additional locations.

If you would like to get your child(ren) on the inquiry list for our program, click the link below to fill out the correct form.

School Age Care: Click Here

YWCA York offers an easy and secure way to pay for your childcare through the link below. You will need to set up an account first, if you have not done so already. If you need more assistance or have any questions, please call 717-845-2631.

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