Since 1978 YWCA Lancaster provides flexible, nurturing, enriching child care services for working women and their families. The curriculum demonstrates a commitment to eliminating racism and offers children opportunities to celebrate differences and learn to value diversity. All YWCA childcare programs embody the ideals of the YWCA – peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Select a Childcare Service below:
- Infant, Toddler and Preschool
- Child Enrichment Center
- Child Development Center
- School Age Child Care (SACC)
- Before and After School
- Kindergarten Wrap-Around
- Summer Camp
Infant, Toddler and Preschool
The YWCA offers developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The curriculum is designed to promote a child’s individual intellectual, physical and emotional development. Staff help each child develop a positive self-image and the skills they need to succeed in their first year of school.
Child Enrichment Center
School Age Child Care (SACC)
The YWCA School Age Child Care program provides a safe place for kids and peace of mind for their parents. The program offers care to children 5 years to 12 years of age throughout the year.
For information regarding any School Age Child Care program, call 717-393-1735 ext. 270 or 265.
- lots of outdoor and indoor activities
- homework time
- nutritious snacks
- arts & crafts
The YWCA Kindergarten Wrap Program offers care for children enrolled in half day kindergarten at all Penn Manor elementary schools. The program can be combined with before and/or after school care to provide all day care for kindergarten students.
2014-15 Wrap Program
Registration for the 2014-15 school year is by appointment only starting March 10, 2014. Call 393-1735 ext. 270 or 265 to set up an appointment.
Wrap Parent Handbook 2014-15
Wrap Registration Packet 2014-15
Summer Camp 2014
The YWCA Summer Camp offers care for children from the end of the school year until it begins again in the fall. The day camp is offered at sites throughout Lancaster County: Eshelman Elementary in Millersville, McCaskey High School and the YWCA in Lancaster City. Campers receive a t-shirt celebrating the summer’s theme and a yearbook at the end of the summer.
- breakfast and nutritious snacks
- arts and crafts
- sports and games
- library visits
- activities such as bowling, mini golf and skating
- trips to local attractions
- programs celebrating diversity and individuality
2014 Field Trips:
Week 1: No Trip
Week 2: The Castle
Week 3: That Bounce Place
Week 4: Laser Dome
Week 5: Whitaker Center
Week 6: Ozzy’s Family Fun Center
Week 7: Maryland Science Center
Week 8: Cherry Crest Farms
Week 9: Mount Gretna
Week 10: Camp Carnival & Olympics