Early Childhood / School Age

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

The Community YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Early Childhood Provider.

Branch Leadership

Christine Ortiz

Early Childhood Leader

Ashley Dawson

School Age/Summer Camp Leader

Early Childhood Education

The Lansdowne YMCA Early Childhood is State Licensed following the PA Early Learning Standards and is a Keystone STARS – Star 3 Center. Our program features: Arts & Crafts, Musical Activities, Creative Play, Circle Time, Indoor Play Area, Family Events, Snack Time, Creative Curriculum, Swimming, Outdoor Playground, Special Events, and Pre School Gym. YMCA Early Childhood Program accepts ELRC 1.800.831.3117 clients and welcomes CHIP 1.800.822.CHIP

Hours of Operation

6:30am – 6:00pm

Want to Tour or Register?

Contact: Christine Ortiz, Director
Phone: 610.713.5245

Programs Offered

Older Toddler Care: 12 months – 3 years
Preschool Care: 3 – 4 years
Kindergarten: 4 – 6 year olds

Parent Information

You can view all of our Health and Safety Plans on our COVID Resource Page.

Early Childhood Brochure (PDF)
Early Childhood Handbook (PDF)
Resource Guide (PDF)
DHS Regulations (PDF)

Cold and Flu Seasonal Reminder

School Age Program

Upper Darby School District
Elementary School – Garrettford, Aronimik, Westbrook Park, Primos, Kindergarten Center and Hillcrest

William Penn School District
Elementary Schools – Ardmore Avenue

Program Hours & Fees (starting Monday, August 29)

7:00am – 8:00am – William Penn School District
3:00pm – 6:00pm – William Penn School District 7:30am – 8300am – Upper Darby School District
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Upper Darby School District

All program fees are subject to change.

Parent Information

You can view all of our Health and Safety Plans on our COVID Resource Page.

LY School Age Handbook (PDF)

Family Resource Guide (PDF)

Tuition & Enrollment Questions

Contact: Jeannine Hurlock, Relationship Manager Child Care Billing & Enrollment

Phone: 610.713.5258


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Tax Paperwork

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