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:



Aa To Zz Child Care and Learning Center - Dover

Aa To Zz Child Care and Learning Center - St. Charles Way

Aa To Zz Child Care and Learning Center - West Philadelphia Street

Amy Caudle

Barret Family Childcare

Brenda Clinton

Christ Lutheran Child Development Center - Dallastown

Creative Kids Day Care

Creative Kids Day Care II

Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center

Good Shepherd Day Care

Hannah Penn School

Hanover Area YMCA Child Care Learning Center

Inspiring Imaginations Home Child Care

JCC School for the Early Years

Jennifer H. Bryer      

Kidsville Junction Childcare Preschool - Fawn Grove

Kindercare Learning Center 301025

Kindercare Learning Center 301284

Munchkin Meadow Preschool - Carlisle Road

Otterbein Early Education Center

Otterbein EEC-SACC Program

Rising Star Child Care

Stewartstown Elementary After School Center

Sunbeam Station Child Care

Webster Early Learning Center

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

YWCA Spring Forge Intermediate After School Program



Delta Christian Academy Child Development Center

Kidsville Junction Childcare & Preschool - Stewartstown

Locust Grove Elementary SACC Center

Munchkin Meadow Preschool - Lewisberry

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.

Toni Newman

U-Gro Learning Centre