Focus on Our Future, sponsored by the United Way, is a county-wide, child care initiative created to enhance the quality of early childhood education in our community. YDN has benefited from Focus through trainings, technical assistance, and quality enhancement dollars.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project was developed to upgrade the level of education of early childhood professionals while making the educational process affordable, increasing wages and reducing turnover. At YDN, 2 teachers have participated in this Associate Degree program since it began in 1998.

The York Day Nursery Early Learning Endowment Fund is a York County Community Foundation initiative that has enabled YDN to establish an endowment dedicated to child care scholarships and program quality improvements.

Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of York County help the YDN participate in a yearly two week Artist in the Residence Program.


York Day Nursery, Inc.
450 East Philadelphia Street
York, PA 17403

Telephone: 717-854-1300
Fax: 717-843-1955

Executive Director: Brian Grimm


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.