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Growing.

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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!

 

Learn more about the importance of Early Childhood Education from our Preschool Director, Melinda Lascurain, M. Ed., and how sending your child to Little Wonders Preschool can not only provide educational and support during their childhood years, but also set them up for success later in life!

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3 Year Old Classroom

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3 Year Old Classroom

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Pre-K Classroom

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Pre-K Classroom

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Gymnasium

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Playground and Gazebo

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3-Year-Old Program – 2022-23 School Year

Tuesday, Thursday – 9am-1pm – $170/month

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9am-1pm – $255/month

Monday through Friday – 9am-1pm – $415/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 to register for 3-year-old program
  • $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 – 2022-23 School Year

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9am-1pm – $255/month

Monday through Friday – 9am-1pm – $415/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 to register, and plan to attend kindergarten the following school year
  • $55 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration for 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

Is you child participating in Afternoon Explorers? Use the form below to submit your payment! You may pay for one session at a time.

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

Preschool Teacher Job Interest Form

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