Early Learning Development

YWCA Lancaster’s Child Enrichment Center is located in downtown Lancaster in the beautiful and historic YWCA building located at 110 N. Lime Street, and offers developmentally-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, ages 6 weeks and older.

2017/2018 Center Closings

Fourth of July: July 4, 2017

Labor Day: September 4, 2017

Staff Professional Development Day: October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 23 & November 24, 2017

Christmas: December 25, 2017

New Year’s Day: January 1, 2018

President’s Day: February 19, 2018

Good Friday: March 30, 2018

Memorial Day: May 28, 2018



Infant, Toddler and Preschool

Children enjoy enriching activities through a hands-on, child-centered curriculum that supports individual intellectual, physical and emotional development. Staff help each child develop a positive self-image and the skills they need to succeed in their first years of school.

Teachers are required to have formal education in Early Child Development, maintain 27 training hours annually, and be Pediatric First Aid and CPR certified.

Early Head Start & Pre-K Counts

The Child Enrichment Center voluntarily participates in the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS quality initiative earning a rating of 4 STARS. In addition, the program partners with Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 for Early Head Start, and the School District of Lancaster for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts.

Program Forms

The following forms are for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Please complete all three documents and hand them in with registration:

Contact Information: