At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. We welcome children of all abilities. With varying needs, we can tailor our lesson plans to each individual child by utilizing Teaching Strategies GOLD in conjunction with the PA Early Learning Standards.
Both our Arnold Early Learning Center and Ebenezer Childcare Center are STAR 4 centers. Achieving a STAR 4 center requires the most stringent standards. We strive to create an atmosphere where children can have positive interactions and a well-rounded education. A diverse and inclusive program, we want families to experience a caring environment where everyone has a sense of belonging.
Our centers are in operation Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm. We are closed on New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. On Christmas Eve and New Years Eve our centers close at 2pm. For registration information call 717-376-1384.
The Edward and Jeanne Arnold Early Learning Center strives for excellence and providing quality care. We offer care for children ages 6 weeks old through preschool age. Our days are busy with high quality learning and lots of fun. We go outside every day and are lucky to have use of the YMCA gym when the weather is bad. Children are provided a healthy breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. If your child has dietary restrictions, you may also pack your child’s lunch.
We are also proud to offer Pre-K Counts. This state funded program offers income eligible families a high quality Pre-K program taught by a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certified teacher. Priority is given to children who are currently the age of 4 and attending Kindergarten the following school year. Early enrollment is encouraged due to the high demand for the program.
The Ebenezer Child Care Center offers care for children starting at the age of 1 until graduating 5th grade. Located within Ebenezer Elementary School, the security of the school in addition to our own standards provides the highest level of safety for your children.
Toddlers and Pre-school aged children enrolled in this program have the option to purchase a lunch from the school during days of operation. Children may also bring a lunch from home. The YMCA provides a morning and afternoon snack.
Now, full facility/full privilege members will have access rights to all YMCAs Nationwide. Members should bring their YMCA ID card and a photo ID card to access another Y. Some restrictions may apply depending on the YMCA and membership category such as youth and seniors. Members are encouraged to check with the Y they plan to visit ahead of time to learn the specifics.
Membership at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA is more than just a gym membership. When you belong to the Y, you stand with us in support of the entire community.
Anyone, regardless of ability to pay may be eligible for membership or program participation thanks to the YMCA Annual Campaign.
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