Today’s Learners Tomorrow’s Leaders
The Hanover YWCA offers child care that fits today’s working families. All YWCA Child Care Programs are licensed though the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). We accept funding through the subsidized Child Care Program managed by Child Care Information Services of York and Adams Counties and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). Our center also participates in the Department of Education’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Providing children with a caring, nurturing, safe and clean, developmentally appropriate environment in which to grow and learn. Nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are provided. Each classroom follows teacher-created lesson plans that are based on the PA Early Learning Standards and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments.
Rated 4 out of 4 STARS by Pennsylvania STARS Program Inspected annually and licensed by Department of Human Services.
MEALS & SNACKS INCLUDED
- Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided daily for Early Learning Center
- Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided for School Age Learning Academy programs.
Daily Lesson Plans incorporate PA Early Learning Standards. Ongoing assessments record your child’s growth and progress in key developmental areas- social & emotional, cognitive, and physical. Program observations are measured by the recommended PA STARS system for each age level. Each child is provided a Primary Care Giver to ensure quality home- school communication.
Staff members participate in annual trainings in health & safety, curriculum & observation, Pennsylvania Early Learning standards and inclusion. Staff memberships in the PA. Child Care Association and in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Staff participate in the annual trainings offered at the York Area Association for the Education of Young Children Conference (YAAEYC) and maintain 24 credit hours of continuous education.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Daily checks are conducted on the classroom environment. Staff are certified in Pediatric first aid AED and CPR. Staff complete Mandatory Reporter Training Indoor and outdoor activities are offered with daily walks and gym time.