York Day Nursery’s Hosts Annual Create a Valentine for parents and children and provides quality one-on-one time. This Do-It-Yourself project is a sweet way for parents and kids to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day.
The York Day Nursery was the fortunate recipient of children’s sweaters hand-crafted by Stiches of Love and donated by Children’s Home of York. Twanna Pettway and her son, Lamiek Brown, admire one of the hand-knit sweaters shown by Lisa Rumsey, York Day Nursery Assistant Director.
Christmas gifts, fun and games, and even Santa came early to the pre-kindergarten children from York Day Nursery at Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls employees hosted and provided the holiday joy for the children.
York Day Nursery hosted the 2012 class of Future Leaders of York during November. Leadership York’s Future Leaders of York program provides opportunities for high school sophomores and juniors to learn about human services organizations to encourage life-long community participation. Kelsey Sersen, sophomore at South Western High School, herself a future leader visits and spends time with Heaven Poindexter during her visit to York Day Nursery.
Co-Authored by: Catherine Repman, M.Ed., Executive Director, York Day Nursery and Christy S. Renjilian, Director, Focus on Our Future
Gail Nourse recently retired as the Director of PA Key which provides statewide leadership in the development of an integrated and coordinated system of program quality improvements and professional development supports for early childhood education.
York Day Nursery was honored to be the recipient of gifts in her honor from colleagues and friends across the state.
Ms. Nourse became a champion of York Day Nursery’s program in her prior position as Director of the United Way of York County’s Focus On Our Future initiative. Focus On Our Future was formed in 1994 to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of early childhood education throughout York County. As Director, Ms. Nourse worked closely with business and community leaders to improve the educational programs serving our community’s young children at this critical stage of their development.
During this time, York County became a leader in the state for early childhood education programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Due to the efforts which Ms. Nourse helped to initiate, child care programs in York County are now accredited at twice the national average. And 140 child care providers throughout the County participate in the Keystone STARS program sponsored by PA Key.
Focus On Our Future’s continuing commitment to quality early education programs for our young children is more critical than ever in the face of cutbacks in state funding. For example the T.E.A.C.H. program was a recent victim of state funding cuts. This program provides tuition assistance for continuing education for early childhood teachers – a critical component of high quality standards.
Gail Nourse was truly an effective champion for our community’s young children – and for young children across the Commonwealth. She will be missed, but her work to give them a better start in life will continue.
Please register your Giant Bonus card at www.GiantAplus.com for York Day Nursery. Our school code is 01687. The program runs from October to March.
(September 20, 2011, York, PA) York Day Nursery’s Pennsylvania Pre-K student, Thyse Keiser, grins with delight as he receives his new back-to-school backpack from his teacher, Kari Roberts. The backpacks were generously donated to the entire class by the local area State Farm Insurance agents and United Way of York County.
September 16, 2011 – York Day Nursery’s early childhood educator Kari Roberts welcomes 4 year old Autumn Walker and her mother, Erin Walker on the first day of school on September 6 for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts students. Pre-K Counts provides high quality pre-kindergarten opportunities to four year olds at no cost to families. Children at risk of school failure, either because of income, language or special needs issues are eligible to apply. York Day Nursery, York County’s oldest child care center, is one of only six Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts sites in the county.
For more information regarding the York Day Nursery or Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, please contact Catherine Repman, executive director at 717.854.1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
York Day Nursery, Inc.
450 East Philadelphia Street
York, PA 17403
Director: Catherine Repman
Assistant Director: Lisa Rumsey
YDN is committed to providing a high quality safe, secure, and nurturing environment that is vital for the healthy development of every young child. The needs and interests of each child are the basis for classroom learning experiences, whether a child is six weeks old or four years of age.
YDN strongly believes that each child is unique and possesses unlimited potential. Thus we strive to create wonderful learning environments that encourage children “to be all they can be.” Through play in multi-cultural classrooms with well-trained educators, children explore their world at their own pace, discover how to cooperate and problem solve, try out new ideas, develop language, math and motor skills, build confidence to attempt new and different activities. This stimulating environment is designed to develop the total child—emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.
YDN is also committed to building a strong family and center partnership in order to provide the highest quality of care and early education for all our young children. Families are encouraged to become involved at the YDN on many different levels.