YWonderful Kids

Since 1978, YWCA Lancaster has provided safe, nurturing, and enriching Child Development services for children ages six weeks to five years old. Year-round programs are also available for school-age children in Lancaster City and Penn Manor School District through age twelve. These flexible and affordable services enable hard-working families to continue earning an income while ensuring their children receive a quality education.

YWonderful Kids

Early Learning Development

YWCA Lancaster’s Child Enrichment Center programs combine a safe and happy educational environment with an intentional, proven curriculum designed to stimulate intellectual, emotional, and social growth – all with the focus of preparing children for success in their next stages of education. Our Early Learning programs start at infancy and extend through Preschool to provide consistent, safe, and exceptional care.


School Age Development

YWonderful Kids Before & After School and supplemental Kindergarten WRAP programs help fill a gap for working families by keeping kids safe when not in school. Kindergartners and school age kids balance learning and fun before and after school while developing social skills and engaging with positive adult role models.

About YWonderful Kids

Our curriculum demonstrates a commitment to eliminating racism and offers children opportunities to celebrate differences and learn to value diversity. All YWCA Lancaster Child Development programs embody the ideals of the YWCA – peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA Lancaster Child Development programs voluntarily participate in the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Program. Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

All of our staff meet or exceed state licensing requirements. Subsidized care is available through various funding sources. YWCA Lancaster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic. Resources are available for those with limited English proficiency.


We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why YWCA Lancaster is committed to working with families to provide affordable access to child care. 

We currently have waitlists for our childcare programs. Please click below to join our wait list:


2023-2024 Penn Manor Kindergarten WRAP Registration: Feb 21 & 23, 4:30-6:30

2023-2024 Before/After School Registration: May 2 & 4: 4:30-6:30

Summer Camp Registration: April 4 & 5, 4:30-6:30

Payment Options

To ensure your child receives quality, on-going care at YWCA Lancaster, the following payment options are available for parents and guardians. Payment is due in full each Friday; late payments will incur an additional charge of $10.

Tuition Express Auto Withdrawal

Preferred payment method. By signing up, your account will always be current and no late charge will be applied. If funds are not available by Friday, you will receive a $25 service charge for insufficient funds. To enroll, please complete the sign-up form.

Tuition Express Online One-Time Payment

One-time credit card payments can be made at tuitionexpress.com. Contact us to set up your account.

The following payment methods incur an additional charge of $2.50 per transaction to offset the costs associated with processing payments. These payments are accepted at YWCA Lancaster’s front desk between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Credit Card Payment
  • Cash Payment
  • Check Payment

For questions about payments, please contact ywonderfulkids@ywcalancaster.org