YORK DAY NURSERY TEAM
About our teachers
Lead teachers have attained at minimum a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, an Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education, or human services field.
All Teaching Staff (Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, & Aides) participate in annual trainings selected from the eight “core knowledge areas” of the PA Core Body of Knowledge and maintain a Professional Development Record documenting their growth in knowledge areas and skills indicative of early childhood educators providing quality care. Every YDN educator participates in 24 hours of state approved trainings every year.
Teaching staff provide a supervised work-study environment for students enrolled in the York County School of Technology’s Child Care Academy. Students are able to apply skills learned in the child care classrooms under the guidance of professionals while gaining valuable experience.
YDN teaching staff and directors participated in the 12 session “Mind in the Making” program developed by the Families and Work Institute.
Every year the YDN educators and directors participate in the Week of the Young Child events. Three YDN teachers have received $1,000 scholarships through the Child Care Professional Awards.
As our President and CEO, Brian oversees the nonprofit operations from budgets to curriculum, funding and being our biggest cheerleader.
VP of Programming
Mrs. Lisa has been with us for over 16 years focusing on the classroom curriculum and working with our teachers to provide the best education for our little learners.
VP of Finance
From our front office to bookkeeping and scholarships, Mrs. Jody does it all.
VP of Advancement
Ms. Laura comes to us from a career in the library system and is focusing on raising the funds to keep YDN growing.
Having started in the classroom, Ms. Sarah brings her love of teaching into her director role, helping craft our curriculum and work alongside our teachers at 450 E. Philadephia St.
Ms. Sabrina has worked in the classroom and as the head of a center and brings her experience to help us open our second center at the York County School of Technology.
Family Engagement Coordinator
Ms. Kate brings her communication and marketing background to help build communication and engagement between families and our center.
Ms. Tatyana is a current YDN parent-turned office manager who helps keep our front office running smoothly all day.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christopher Reed, Rutter’s
Meagan Given, Give Local York
Amanda Ruhlman, CPA, SEK, CPAs & Advisors
Sara Spangler, Glatfelter Insurance Group
Sara Austin, Esq, Austin Law Firm LLC
Michael Black, Doceo
Sara Bradley, Children’s Aid Society
Jaclyn Gingerich, Wellspan Health
Ed Hesson, York Traditions Bank
Andrew Paxton, United Fiber and Data
Christy Renjilian, Child Care Consultants
Kevin Schreiber, York County Economic Alliance
JT Hand, York Water Company
Ben Chiaro, True Commerical Real Estate
Amy Young, Wagman Construction