CATHERINE REPMAN, M. ED.
York Day Nursery came into existence out of concern for the health and well being of our community’s youngest children during the years of the Great Depression. That concern for our community’s children has not changed over the past 75 years. The focus of our mission continues to be to support children from working families by providing high quality early care and education from infancy until school age. Our commitment to providing outstanding care shows in everything we do…including our staff, our curriculum and our facility.
Through continuous professional development, our Early Childhood Educators acquire knowledge of child development and are continuously mindful of the significant impact the early years have on a child’s life. Our curriculum, based on accepted theories of child development, allows children to gain confidence by meeting daily successes and encountering opportunities to develop their social and emotional skills. Children leaving our program are better able to enter school prepared and ready to learn. Providing a physical environment that is safe and healthy, where children are free to move around, explore and experiment is another indicator of the high quality child care program we provide. A natural partnership is formed between parents and our early childhood professionals when parents place their child in our care – a partnership where family culture is respected and family member participation is encouraged.
Our commitment to quality has earned York Day Nursery NAEYC Accreditation and a 4 Star designation in the Pennsylvania’s Keystone Program. Our program opens its doors as a model to other early childhood educators in our community for observation purposes. We invite you to come and see for yourself – visitors to our program are always welcome!
Catherine Repman, M. Ed.
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.