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.

2018/2019 Center Closings

Labor Day: September 3, 2018

Staff Professional Development Day: October 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 22 & 23, 2018

Christmas: December 24 & 25, 2018

New Year’s Day: January 1, 2019

President’s Day: February 18, 2019

Good Friday: April 19, 2019

Memorial Day: May 27, 2019

Independence Day: July 4, 2019



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 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:

Cathy Lerch
Director of Early Learning Development