DISCOVER YORK DAY NURSERY

York's Oldest Early Childhood Education Center

YORK DAY NURSERY'S STORY

Great Beginnings for Bright Futures

We have been serving the York Community for over 85 years as a United Way Member Agency. We have been Awarded National Accreditation by NAEYC and a Four Star Performance designation (the highest level) by PA Keystone STARS for providing a safe, stimulating environment.

York Day Nursery offers educational programs designed around children’s developmental levels and interests. With 35 Direct Care Educators, we have a low child to teacher ratio.

Our modern facility is open 6:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday (Year-round), and provides a nutritional breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snack daily.

Nearly 70% of our students come from low-income, working families - a risk factor for school failure.

Our mission is simple: To establish and maintain York Day Nursery as the agency of choice for high-quality early childhood education and care to children of working families of all income levels throughout York County.

OUR CURRICULUM

Learning Through Play

The YDN curriculum, teaching strategies, and learning environments are all based upon what early childhood educators know about the way young children develop and learn best. Our classrooms are busy places with children involved in hands-on activities, talking, playing, exploring, singing, laughing, and sharing experiences.

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PLAY THROUGH ART

A place where self-expression and creativity live and small motor development is refined.

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LIBRARY AND WRITING

An integral building block in the support of child development and learning.

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MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

An outlet for energy and creativity.

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DRAMATIC PLAY

Central to development and learning as they explore and pretend.

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TOYS AND GAMES

Puzzles, toys and more that encourage sharing, cooperation, communication and confidence.

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OUTDOOR PLAY

Essential to health, growth and well-being as they observe the world around them.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Great Beginnings for Bright Futures

YDN is committed to providing a high quality safe, secure, and nurturing environment that is vital for the healthy development of every young child. The needs and interests of each child are the basis for classroom learning experiences, whether a child is six weeks old or four years of age.

YDN strongly believes that each child is unique and possesses unlimited potential. Thus we strive to create wonderful learning environments that encourage children “to be all they can be.” Through play in multi-cultural classrooms with well-trained educators, children explore their world at their own pace, discover how to cooperate and problem solve, try out new ideas, develop language, math and motor skills, build confidence to attempt new and different activities. This stimulating environment is designed to develop the total child—emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.

YDN is also committed to building a strong family and center partnership in order to provide the highest quality of care and early education for all our young children. Families are encouraged to become involved at the YDN on many different levels.

CONTACT US

450 E Philadelphia St, York, PA 17403, USA

(717) 854-1300

Fax: (717) 843-1955

(717) 854-1300

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