Learning.

Growing.

Socializing.

Having FUN!

Early Childhood Education is the foundation for a lifetime love of learning. Research has shown that children who attend quality early childhood education programs have greater academic success throughout their lives.

YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County operates our Preschool with a focus on the standards set by the PA Department of Education. We offer fun school experiences for children ages 3-5. All preschool staff and employees of the YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County have FBI, PA Criminal Background & PA Child Abuse Clearances on file.

To arrange a tour, please call 717-243-3818 and ask for the Preschool Director!

Are you interested in being a teacher’s aide or substitute teacher in our preschool? Fill out this form, or contact mstaley@ywcacarlisle.org today!

Preschool Teacher Job Interest Form

Name
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Address
Do you have experience teaching preschoolers?
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3-Year-Old Program

Tuesday, Thursday – 9am-1pm – $163/month

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9am-1pm – $244/month

Monday through Friday – 9am-1pm – $407/month

Our 3-year-old class provides a safe and nurturing first classroom experience. Led by experienced preschool staff, each class is structured to meet the developmental needs of 3-year-olds with special emphasis on socialization and learning through play. Classes have guided free play, gym time, crafts, and stories.

  • Child must be 3-years-old by September 1, 2021 to register
  • $55 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration for 2 or 3-day classes (includes $30 YWCA membership)
  • $80 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration for 5-day class (includes $30 YWCA membership)
  • Class time is 9am – 1pm
  • Children must bring a packed lunch
  • Daily snack provided
  • Preschool program runs September – May

Pre-K Program

Tuesday, Thursday – 9am-1pm – $163/month

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9am-1pm – $244/month

Monday through Friday – 9am-1pm – $407/month

Our Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) curriculum is designed to prepare children for kindergarten while providing them with a safe and stimulating learning experience. The class offers a gentle introduction to the classroom, provides kindergarten readiness skills with an emphasis on socialization, early childhood education standards for curriculum, and social and emotional health focusing on the principles of equity and inclusion. We adhere to the requirements of the Carlisle Area School District.

  • Child must be 4-years-old by September 1, 2021 to register, and plan to attend kindergarten the following school year
  • $55 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration for 2 or 3-day classes (includes $30 YWCA membership)
  • $80 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration for 5-day class (includes $30 YWCA membership)
  • Class time is 9am – 1pm
  • Children must bring a packed lunch
  • Daily snack provided
  • Preschool program runs September – May

Preschool Online Registration

Class Registration

FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS: Please choose the class you would like for your child (child must be 3-years-old by September 1st)
FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS/5-YEAR-OLDS: Please choose the class you would like for your child (child must be 4-years-old by September 1st)

Child's Information

Child's Name(Required)
Address(Required)
Demographics - please select all that apply(Required)
Is this your child's first experience in a school setting or group?(Required)
Is this your child's first time away from parent/guardian or direct member of your family (like grandparents, relatives, etc.)?(Required)

Parent/Guardian Information

Parents/Guardians Name(Required)
Additional Parent/Guardian Info (if not residing with the child)
Address

Emergency Contacts - In the event that parent/guardian cannot be reached, please list 2 emergency contacts for your child.

People Authorized to Pick Up My Child - Photo ID required at time of pick up

Child's Health Information

Does your child have an EPIPEN?
Is your child covered by insurance?(Required)

RELEASE INFORMATION

I understand that, in the event of an emergency involving my child, it may be necessary for a staff person or other representative of YWCA Carlisle to administer basic first aid to my child and/or transport my child to a hospital, physician's office or other health care facility. I hereby consent to the treatment and/or transportation of my child under such circumstances, and release YWCA Carlisle, its employees, director and agents from any claim arising out of or related to such treatment or transportation, except in the case of gross negligence. I will bear all expenses incurred in transportation and medical treatment.(Required)
Additional Releases - Please check any and all boxes that apply:(Required)

REGISTRATION FEE: Registration fee will hold your child's spot in the class, and will also register your family as members of the YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County as required in the parent handbook.

Please choose the class that your child will be attending:
Method of Payment
Credit Card

LITTLE WONDERS PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP IS BACK!!!!

Camp will be for children ages 4-years-old through 5-years-old. Contact Thomas at TKohutiak@ywcacarlisle.org for more information or to register. We can’t wait to see you for our adventures!

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