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.

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Executive Director

As our Executive Director, Brian oversees the nonprofit operations from budgets to curriculum, funding and being our biggest cheerleader.

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Program Director

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.

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Marketing and Development Coordinator

From taking photos for social media to filling out grants, Miss Kate brings a different set of skills outside the classroom to share the good news of what we're doing in early childhood education.

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Assistant Program Director

Having started in the classroom, Ms. Sarah brings her love of teaching into an assistant director role, helping craft our curriculum and work alongside Mrs. Lisa.

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Finance Manager

From our front office to bookkeeping and scholarships, Mrs. Jody does it all. 


Laura O'Grady, Chair
Sara A. Austin, Esq., Vice Chair
Tammy Snyder, Past Chair
Amanda Ruhlman, Treasurer
Sara Spangler, Secretary 
Michael Black
Sara Bradley
Jaclyn Gingerich
Meagan Given
Ed Hesson
Andrew Paxton

Chris Reed
Christy Renjilian
Kevin Schreiber