Early Learning Development

we are currently enrolling children in our Pre-K Counts program

See below for more information.

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.

2020/2021 Center Closings

Labor Day: September 7, 2020

Staff Professional Development Day: October 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 26 & 27, 2020

Christmas Eve/Christmas: December 24 & 25, 2020

New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day: December 31, 2020 & January 1, 2021

President’s Day: February 15, 2021

Memorial Day: May 31, 2021

Juneteenth: June 18, 2021

Independence Day: July 5, 2021

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

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.

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 YWonderful Kids Lime Street