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 three 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!

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
YWCA Main Building (Main Location)

909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg

Location: West of Gettysburg on Route 116, adjacent to the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

Hours and Amenities
Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.

A weekly association fee of $0.60 is added onto tuition each week. This fee replaces the Annual $30 Basic Youth Membership.

The YWCA Child Enrichment Program participates in the Keystone STARS quality improvement program, a joint project of the departments of Education and Human Services. The main YWCA’s program is currently at a STAR 4 level.

For more information, contact Lydia Van Evera at 717-334-9171, ext. 114 or gro.grubsyttegacwy@arevenavl

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 on to V-Twin Drive, and then turn right onto Expedition Trail.

Hours and Amenities:

Monday – Friday, 6:30 am to 6 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 Michelle Stojka at 717-334-7150 , ext. 222, or gro.grubsyttegacwy@akjotsm.

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.

Pre-K/Kindergarten

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.

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Parent Handbook

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Our Parent Handbook provides information regarding our policies, procedures, annual closings, and other important materials regarding our programs.

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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.

Summer Camp enrollment for Summer 2022 will begin in March.  If you are interested, call us to be put on our contact list.

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

  • Lydia Van Evera (909 Fairfield Road location): 717-334-9171, ext. 114
  • Michelle Stojka (50 Expedition Trail location): 717-334-7150, ext. 222
  • Stephanie Bosserman (909 Fairfield Road location): 717-334-9171, ext. 169
  • Doug Kubeck (50 Expedition Trail location): 717-334–9171, ext. 221
  • Katie Myers (Both locations): 717-334-9171, ext. 126

    Fees

    • A $20 registration fee is required at time of enrollment if your child is not already enrolled in a child care program at the YWCA.
    • An association cost of $0.60 is added to each week’s tuition.
    • Part-time enrollment for set days (based on availability): $46 per day (2 day/week minimum enrollment) $5 activity fee on days of field trips.

    Please note: As of January 2021, the Y Wee Care program is no longer offered at the YWCA.

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