YMCA Child Development Centers

child development centers

The Place to Learn and Grow

The Harrisburg Area YMCA’s Child Development Centers 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 growth of the whole person. We see the unique character and temperament of each child. Our Centers support developmentally appropriate lessons to foster emotional, creative, and physical growth. They are a great place for your child to excel in a positive setting.

At the Y, we believe that all families should have access to the quality child care that they need. That’s why we provide the best childcare in the nation! We guarantee the YMCA is the best place for children to learn and grow.

Our child development programs are based on the four core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

During each day in full daycare, our Child Development Centers staff takes the time to listen, guide, teach and play with warmth, patience, insight, and fairness. Each child develops at his or her own pace, which creates an environment of comfort, security, encouragement, and fun!

Friendship YMCA: Preschool

The Friendship YMCA is here to fill the gap, providing full-day care for preschoolers ages 3-5. Weekly pool and gym time are included! We accept CCIS subsidies.

  • The Friendship YMCA | 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112
  • Phone: (717) 234-9622
  • 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Fees:

  • $209.00 per week
  • There is a $40.00 registration fee per family plus an annual $10.00 per child program fee.

Families with children enrolled in the Preschool Program at the Friendship YMCA receive a free YMCA family membership. For questions, please contact Center Director at (717) 234-9622.

The YMCA Child Development Center at Camp Curtin

The Camp Curtin YMCA presents Cornerstone Early Learning Academy! The Camp Curtin YMCA is proud to be operating as a licensed child care site again, providing full-day child care for preschool-aged students.

We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during the program year. All children enrolled in our programs will receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch/dinner, and snack according to the arrival time. We follow the FDA guidelines with each meal, which consists of fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain components along with milk with each serving.

Our preschool program utilizes The Creative Curriculum, which is one of the most widely-used Pre-K curricula in the nation. The Creative Curriculum is comprehensive, research-based, and features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. During the day, students will be actively engaged in various educational and social/emotional activities that encourage purposeful play. They will receive instruction in a nurturing and safe environment, which will help them excel in their learning.

  • The Camp Curtin YMCA | 2135 N 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Phone: (717) 238-9622
  • 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
Young Preschool Fee (3-4 years)Older Preschool Fee (4-5 years)Part-Time Preschool FeeSummer Camp School Age FeeSummer Camp Preschool Fee
$200 per week$185 per week$100 per weekTBDTBD

*Fees include swim lessons.

Scholarship opportunities are available for qualifying families. Additional fees may apply for families that receive Child Care Networks.

There is a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per family.

Families with children enrolled full-time at the Cornerstone Early Learning Academy receive a FREE YMCA Family Membership. For more information, please contact Child Care Coordinator Alana Jones at Alana.Jones@ymcaharrisburg.org or (717) 238-9622, ext 111.

Completed registration packets can be emailed directly to Alana Jones. Packets may also be mailed to the address listed above.

The YMCA Child Development Center at Halifax

Location:

  • 35 S 4th Street, Halifax, PA 17032
  • (717) 896-2273
  • Hours: 5:30 AM-6:00 PM

Rates:

  • Infant (6 weeks-13 months): $186.00/week
  • Young Toddler (13 months-2 years): $170.00/week
  • Older Toddler (2-3 years): $164.00/week
  • Preschool (3-5 years): $158.00/week

Kindergarten–5th Grade

  • Before and After: $75.00/week
  • Before or After: $62.00/week

The YMCA Child Development Center at Harrisburg

The East Shore YMCA strives to provide a safe, educational, and nurturing environment for all children enrolled in our programs. Our programs are based on the four core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

  • The East Shore YMCA | 701 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Phone: (717) 232-9622
  • 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Toddler Fees (13mon to 3yrs)Preschool Fees* (3 to 5yrs)Sibling Discount
$215 per week$203 per week$10.00 per week
$53 per day$51 per day

*Fees include swim lessons.

There is a $40.00 registration fee per family plus an annual $10.00 per child program fee. Families with children enrolled full-time at the Child Development Center at Harrisburg receive a free YMCA family membership. For questions, please contact Center Director at (717) 232-9622.

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