Lancaster Family YMCA
Child Care Center

Offering Preschool and Pre-K Programs

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About The Program

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The Lancaster Family YMCA Child Care Center can help prepare your child for success in school through our preschool and pre-K programs. We offer a nurturing environment where children learn, grow and build strong futures. We are Keystone Stars Level One certified. Our preschool and pre-K curriculum program follows Creative Curriculum and Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards to ensure children receive a developmentally appropriate learning experience while also being engaged with the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The educational experience of our teachers foster the social and educational skills children need for success in the coming school years.

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Enrollment Options

Full-time and part-time enrollment options are available for children ages 3-5, with care offered from 6:00 AM–6:00 PM. Full-time enrollment at the child care center includes a complimentary Y Family Membership. Financial assistance is available.

  • Full-time enrollment (21-50 hours/week)
  • Part-time enrollment (20 hours/week or less)

Enroll in the Center

To enroll in the Child Care Center program, take a center tour or for questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Garcia at jgarcia@lancasterymca.org or 717-393-9622, ext. 1050.

Child Care Center Enrollment Form

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Center Activities

Check out some of the fun activities at our center:

Read about the great experiences of some of our Child Care Center students – Javis, Peyton and Landon.

Location

The child care center is located at 252 Harrisburg Avenue – directly across Harrisburg Avenue from the Lancaster Family YMCA City Center Branch. Child Care Center tours available. Please contact center director Jennifer Garcia at 393-9622, ext. 1050 to schedule a tour.

There is pick-up and drop-off parking at the child care center with additional parking available at the Lancaster Family YMCA City Center Branch.

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About the Staff

Led by YMCA Family Services Director Melissa Adams, and Child Care Center Director Jennifer Garcia, we are committed to having the highest quality staff working with your children. We are a state-licensed center and our child care staff meets or exceeds the education experience requirements outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Learn more about Melissa and Jennifer.

Staff Requirements

Our child care center staff are experienced, trained and serve as positive role models for the children. They receive on-going trainings through Pennsylvania Pathways and Keystone Stars in all aspects of child care, receiving a minimum 15 credit hours of professional development each year.

All staff are required to have the following training and experience:

  • First Aid and CPR Training/Certification
  • Child Abuse and Blood Borne Pathogen Training
  • Child Abuse, Criminal History and FBI Fingerprint Clearances
  • A minimum of 1 year experience with children

Program Fees

The Lancaster Family YMCA Child Care Center offers quality, affordable child care. We accept CCIS payments and offer financial assistance for those who are eligible.

View our FAQs to learn more about fees.

 

FAQs/Parent Handbook

Choosing a child care center is an important decision for parents and we want you to feel confident that the Lancaster Family YMCA can support your family’s needs. Learn more about our child care program by viewing our FAQs or downloading our Parent Handbook.

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