Why York Day Nursery?

We have been serving the York Community for over 75 years as a United Way Member Agency. We have been Awarded National Accreditation by NAEYC and a Four Star Performance designation (the highest level) by PA Keystone STARS for providing a safe, stimulating environment.

York Day Nursery offers educational programs designed around children’s developmental levels and interests. With 30 Direct Care Educators, we have a low child to teacher ratio.

Our modern facility is open 6:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday (Year round), and provides a nutritional breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snack daily.

Please contact the YDN for this information. Approximately 80% of YDN families are subsidized.

Made without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or disability

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Major Accomplishments

National Accreditation

YDN is proud to be  awarded National Accreditation by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. Accreditation is a comprehensive, voluntary approach to improving the quality of a child care program. YDN accomplished accreditation by providing low child to teacher ratios, offering an outstanding program, hiring the finest staff possible, and creating a strong partnership between school and families.

PA Keystone STARS, Four Star Center

YDN holds a Four Star status (the highest performance level available) under the PA Keystone STARS Child Care Quality Initiative. To obtain the Four Star Level, YDN achieved NAEYC Accreditation and demonstrated high performance standards in the areas of staff education, learning environment and administration.

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts

YDN was awarded a grant to provide 20 four year old children with high quality pre-kindergarten through PA Pre-K Counts. This program is designed for children who are at risk of school failure, either because of income, language (English is not the first language), and cultural or special needs issues.

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Our Affilations

Focus on Our Future, sponsored by the United Way, is a county-wide, child care initiative.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project was developed to upgrade the level of education of early childhood professionals.

Martin Library provides weekly story times and also lends books to YDN classrooms.

The York Day Nursery Early Learning Endowment Fund is a York County Community Foundation initiative dedicated to child care scholarships and improvements.

Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of York County an Artist in the Residence Program.

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