The Y’s child development programs provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. We believe it is never too early to focus on the development of the whole person and recognize the unique character and temperament of each child and support developmentally appropriate activities to foster emotional, intellectual and physical growth.
The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers Half Day Kindergarten, Preschool, School Age Child Care, and Full Day Care services for parents. We also offer Respite Child Care services for military families in special circumstances.
Keeping developmentally appropriate practices and collaborative communication with families in mind, we consider the individual child when our qualified, well trained staff members plan activities. The YMCA provides family activities and encourages participation when possible. Our child development programs are based on the four core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
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All of our child development programs are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Central Region and any questions regarding licensure can be answered by calling 1-800-222-2117.