YWCA Child Care

We offer child care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Care you can trust. Play, learn, and grow at the YWCA.

Caring for Our Community’s Children

The YWCA is Adams County’s largest child care provider with two convenient locations. Our main location (909 Fairfield Road) and the Adams Commerce Center (50 Expedition Trail) offer full-day and before- and after-school care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years.

Our classrooms feature a curriculum designed to enhance and enrich learning in all developmental areas including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and self-help skills. Activities are a balance of child-directed and teacher-directed experiences. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are included in full-day childcare programs.

We have something for all ages of children. Find out more and enroll your child to be a part of our growing programs today!

Our Civil Rights Compliance Statement

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Child Care Staff

The carefully-selected staff of the YWCA Child Enrichment Programs meets or exceeds the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. All staff members receive a minimum of 24 hours of annual training on child development issues and best practices. They also receive training in pediatric first aid & CPR, water & fire safety, and emergency & crisis response. Extensive background checks are conducted for each new hire including FBI/fingerprinting, criminal record, and National Sex Offender Registry (NOSR) clearances.

The group supervisor in charge of each classroom has specialized training and experience in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development. Assistant group supervisors who assist in the classroom have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and experience with young children. Our staff act as facilitators, structuring the environment to provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for exploration and discovery. Our teachers work in partnership with parents, communicating regularly to build mutual understanding and greater consistency for children.

Child Care Locations
Adams Commerce Center
50 Expedition Trail, Gettysburg

Location: East of Rt. 15, off the York Street exit. Located across from Renn Kirby Chevrolet Buick.
Directions: Turn onto Calvary Field Road, turn right onto V-Twin Drive, and then turn right onto Expedition Trail.

Hours and Amenities:

Monday – Friday, 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The YWCA Child Enrichment Program participates in the Keystone STARS quality improvement program, a joint project of the Department of Education and Human Services. The Adams Commerce Center program is currently at a STAR 4 level.

For more information, contact Doug Kubeck at 717-334-7150 , ext. 222, or gro.grubsyttegacwy@kcebukd.

Child Care by Age Group
Infant Care

Infants and young toddlers receive warm, nurturing care in a safe environment. Each child is assigned a primary caregiver who attends to their needs and interacts with parents. Weekly lesson plans incorporate Pennsylvania infant/toddler learning standards. Infant/young toddler care is provided at our 909 Fairfield Road and Adams Commerce Center locations.

Toddler Care

Toddlers enjoy large and small group activities including songs, finger play, indoor and outdoor recreation, circle time, and themes based on Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. Staff work with parents and children during toilet training. Toddler care is provided at our 909 Fairfield Road and Adams Commerce Center locations.


Preschoolers are offered a more structured environment to prepare them for school. Activities include art, music, circle time, and indoor and outdoor recreation. Lesson plans incorporate Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards into a Creative Curriculum module. Preschool care is provided at our 909 Fairfield Road and Adams Commerce Center locations. Preschool scholarships are available.

Pre-K Counts

Beginning on July 5th, Pre-K Counts applications will be available by request.  Should you like to request an application, please contact our Administrative Coordinator, Lydia VanEvera, by email or by phone at (717) 334 -9171 ext. 114.  All applications will be due by August 1st and may be turned in to your center director.

Please know that Pre-K Counts applications will be considered based on criteria set forth by the state first and foremost.  All applicants must, at minimum, meet income requirements.  Additional risk factors as outlined by the state, will also be considered and prioritized.  These applications will NOT be considered on a first-come, first-served basis due to the regulations that we must adhere to for the program.  A waitlist will be created for any applicants who meet minimum requirements that we are not able to serve immediately.

We look forward to another great year of Pre-K Counts learning and fun!



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Parent Handbook and Medication Policy

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Our Parent Handbook provides information regarding our policies, procedures, annual closings, and other important materials regarding our programs. Though it is included in the Handbook, we’ve also provided separate, easy access to our Medication Policy.

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Summer Camp

Our summer camp program offers school-age children, 5 years old (have already completed kindergarten) to their 12th birthday, a safe and fun environment for the summer. Our activity-packed days include cooking, arts and crafts, physically active games, special themed weeks, walking excursions, exploring the neighborhood, and field trips.

Camp is provided from 6:30 am-5:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are included in tuition. Camp typically begins the Monday following the last day of school in the Gettysburg Area School District and ends the Friday prior to school beginning.

For more information about our summer camp programs or to arrange an enrollment appointment, contact:

Doug Kubeck, Co-director: 717-334–9171, ext. 221
Lydia Van Evera, Co-director: 717-334-9171, ext. 114

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