School Age Development

YWCA Lancaster’s School Age Child Development program provides a safe place for kids and peace of mind for their families. The program offers care to children 5-12 years of age throughout the year.

Before and After School

Before & After School care includes ample indoor and outdoor activities, homework time, nutritious snacks, and arts and crafts.

  • School District of Lancaster: Care is provided for children attending Carter And MacRae, Wickersham, Fulton, Burrowes, King, Washington, Lafayette, Ross, and Wharton elementary schools. This program includes transportation to and from schools at no additional cost.
  • Penn Manor School District: Care is provided at Central Manor, Eshleman, Hambright, Letort, Martic, and Pequea elementary schools.

Care is available during school closings at YWCA Lancaster for both Penn Manor and School District of Lancaster schools with prior registration.

2018/2019 Center Closings

Independence Day: July 4, 2018

Labor Day: September 3, 2018

Staff Professional Development Day: October 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday: November 22 & November 23, 2018

Christmas: December 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


Kindergarten Wrap-Around

YWCA Lancaster’s Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program offers care for children enrolled in half-day kindergarten at all Penn Manor elementary schools. The program can be combined with before and/or after school care to provide all day care for kindergarten students.  Information is now available for our Kindergarten Wrap Registration Nights.

Program Forms

Parent Handbook and Registration Packet forms coming soon.


To see when our Kindergarten Wrap Registration Nights take place click here.

Summer Camp

YWCA Lancaster Summer Camp offers care for children from the end of the school year until it begins again in the Fall. Day Camp is offered at sites throughout Lancaster County for students in the Penn Manor School District and School District of Lancaster. Campers receive a t-shirt celebrating the summer’s theme and a yearbook at the end of the summer.

Camp includes the following activities:

  • Breakfast and nutritious snacks
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports and games
  • Library visits
  • Activities such as bowling, mini golf, and skating
  • Trips to local attractions
  • Programs celebrating diversity and individuality

Summer Camp Registration

Join us to register for Summer Camp – Registration nights to be held at Eshleman Elementary School and YWCA Lancaster on various days in April.  Download the flyer below for more information. 


For information regarding YWCA Lime Street Center’s Before & After School Programming and to set up an appointment:

Contact Information:

Cathy Lerch
Director of Early Learning Development

For information regarding Penn Manor’s Before & After School Programming and to set up an appointment:

Contact Information:

Erika Ream
Director of School Age Child Care