Childcare, now EduCare!

The Y is proud to offer affordable childcare through it's EduCare program!

The YMCA of York and York County is transitioning its Childcare program to EduCare to meet the new and emerging needs brought on by the global pandemic.

EduCare will continue the long tradition of childcare at the YMCA that started in the 1960s. The YMCA’s childcare and now EduCare!

  • Serves infants Pre-K through elementary school.
  • Is licensed through the PA Department of Human Services.
  • Is recognized by Keystone STARS.
  • Accepts payments from Child Care Works (CCW/CCIS).
  • Offers financial assistance and scholarships through the generous contributions from donors and EITC contributions
  • Has curriculums that align with the PA Early Learning Standards.
  • Promotes creative thinking, exploration of science and mathematics, inquiry, discovery, beginning/building literacy, community involvement through enriching activities
  • Encourages physical activity and team building through a variety of recreational games
  • Gives students the opportunity to explore on their own through a variety of equipment, including science, math, literacy, crafts, dramatic play, manipulatives and more

York Early Learning Center provides care for infants through preschool children at our downtown branch. Our center operates year-round, Monday – Friday from 5:45am – 6:00pm.

Bob Hoffman YMCA provides care for Preschool (4) and Pre-K (5)  at the Dover branch. Our center operates January through May, 9:00 am – 11:30 am.

School Age Child Care is available for AM Care (6:30 am-start of normal school day) and PM Care (end of school – 6:00 pm). Care is also available on school holidays and scheduled closure days. We offer care in the Central York, Dover Area, Red Lion, Southeastern, Southern York, West York and York City School Districts. We are working with all of our districts to provide care based on the districts and families plan for this upcoming school year. We understand that plans may change as we continue to receive guidance to ensure everyone’s health and safety during this unprecedented time. Please contact your director to discuss your particular needs.

Dover Branch Kids Club Participating Schools
• Dover Elementary
• Leib Elementary
• North Salem Elementary
• Weigelstown Elementary
• Roundtown Elementary (also serving Sinking Springs Elem)
• Hayshire Elementary (also serving North Hills Elem)

Jennifer Hockensmith
[email protected]

Southern Branch Kids Club Participating Schools
• Shrewsbury Elementary
• Stewartstown Elementary
• Southern Elementary (also serving Friendship Elementary students)
• Pleasant View (also serving Clearview, LJM, Mazie Gable, Windsor Manor and Winterstown Elementary)
• Locust Grove (also serving Windsor Manor students)

Emma Brockwell
717-235-0446, Ext. 412
[email protected]

York Branch Kids Club Participating Schools
• Davis Elementary
• Devers Elementary
• Ferguson Elementary
• Goode Elementary
• Jackson Elementary
• McKinley Elementary
• STEAM Academy
• Lincoln Charter
• Stony Brook Elementary (also serving North Hills Elementary)
• Wallace Elementary (also serving Lincolnway & Trimmer Elementary)

Ashley Zurawski
717-843-7884, Ext. 223
[email protected]

Registration Form

Please note the site your child attends school and the site for which you will need care to be provided if different than the school they are attending.

EduCare is made possible by these amazing supporters!

Be Stronger Together at the YMCA with NO JOIN FEE if you sign up for a membership in September!