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Why Quality Matters

The early years of a child’s life are a critical time for brain development. A child’s early experiences can have a positive impact on their current development as well as brain connections that will last a lifetime. The evidence is convincingly clear. High-quality early learning programs, which include well-qualified teachers, research-based curriculum and assessments and family engagement, are essential to nurturing young bodies and minds.

High-quality early child care programs ensure a strong foundation for success. Programs that provide children with the best possible start are investments in our community's future.

See below for NAEYC Accredited Programs in York County, or search by ZIP code:

York Day Nursery, Inc.
450 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403
York Jewish Community Center
2000 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403
KinderCare Learning Center #301025
120 S. Northern Way, York, PA 17402
Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center
50 E. Boundary Avenue, York, PA 17401
YWCA York Early Learning Center
320 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
KinderCare Learning Center #301284
1540 Rodney Road, York, PA 17408
Bright Horizons at York County School of Technology
2179 South Queen Street, York, PA 17402
Early Head Start/Head Start of York County
339 East Cottage Place, York, PA 17403


See below for Keystone STAR 4 and STAR 3 programs in York County, or search programs by ZIP code and age:


A Child’s Place Day Care Center

Aa To Zz Child Care and Learning Center

Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center

Good Shepherd Day Care

Hanover Area YMCA Child Care Learning Center

Hildebrandt Learning Centers YSSD East York

Hildebrandt Learning Centers YSSD Valley View

Hildebrandt Learning Centers YSSD Yorkshire

JCC School for the Early Years

Jennifer H Bryer      

Kindercare Learning Center 301025

Kindercare Learning Center 301284

Otterbein Early Education Center

Otterbein EEC-SACC Program

Rising Star Child Care

Stephanie Hannon

Wallace Elementary

YMCA Child Care Center

York County School Of Technology Early Learning Center

York Day Nursery

YWCA of Hanover Day Care

YWCA of York Day Care Center



Amy A Caudle

Brenda F Clinton

Creative Kids Day Care

Creative Kids Day Care II

Delta Christian Academy Child Development Center

Kidsville Junction Childcare & Preschool

Kidsville Junction Childcare & Preschool          

Little Lambs Learning Center

Locust Grove Elementary SACC Center

New Creation Station

Pleasant View Elementary SACC Center

Shrewsbury Elementary SACC Center

Southern Elementary SACC Center

Stewartstown Elementary After School Center

Stillmeadow Nazarene Child Care Center Inc

Sunbeam Station Child Care

The Early Learning Center           

The Imagination Station Preschool CCC Inc

The Imagination Station PS And DCC Inc

Toni Newman

U-Gro Learning Centre

YWCA York Spring Forge Intermediate