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:

Join us for our upcoming registration nights! Registration nights will be at YWCA Lancaster’s Lime Street location at 110 N. Lime St. Lancaster PA 17602

2024/2025 Kindergarten WRAP

  • Tuesday, February 20th – 4:30 to 6:30pm
  •  Inclement weather make-up date Thursday, February 22nd


2024 Summer Camp

  • Wednesday and Thursday, April 3rd & 4th – 4:30 to 6:30pm


2024/2025 Before School Program & After School Program – SDOLl & Penn Manor

  • Tuesday and Thursday, May 7th & 9th – 4:30 to 6:30pm


Summer Camp 2024

The YWCA Summer Enrichment Program is a great way to make every summer day a great one! We provide children the opportunity to develop new skills, self-confidence, new friends, and a sense of belonging. Some field trips include: Lancaster Science Factory, Lake Tobias, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, museums and more!

In-person Registration Nights

Wednesday, April 3rd, 4:30-6:30pm
at YWCA Lancaster
110 N Lime St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Thursday, April 4th, 4:30-6:00pm
at Hambright Elementary School
3000 Charlestown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603

Hambright Location Directions: Park in the parking lot on the left side of the school and walk to the back of the building towards the playground. Then, turn right and walk towards the wall of windows. There is a door with YWCA information, which is where you will enter.

Summer Camp will take place Monday – Friday from 6:30am – 5:30pm

Summer Camp Dates: 

Penn Manor School District – June 5th – August 23rd

School District of Lancaster – June 5th – August 16th


6 (completed Kindergarten) – 6th Grade


1-3 Days – $190.00

4-5 Days – $220.00

Registration Fee – $50.00

Activity Fee – $100.00