Summer Fun and Learning Leads into Fall School Programs at YWCA Carlisle for Preschoolers!

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ywca carlisleIt’s not too early to make plans for young minds to be active over the summer months.  YWCA Carlisle will offer eight different themed weeks of activities to keep preschoolers active and engaged in a fun, safe and clean learning environment.  Camps are held weekly Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for eight weeks starting June 8 through August 3.    Children are to bring a packed lunch.  Camper Fee: $60 per week tuition.  Camp is for children 3, 4, and 5 years old who have NOT yet attended kindergarten.  Campers must also be age 3 by March 1, 2015 and toilet trained.

“More and more research stresses the importance of maintaining some level of educational engagement for youngsters, especially 4 and 5 year olds preparing for Kindergarten, during the summer months,” explained YWCA Carlisle Executive Director, Robin Scaer.  “Learning while playing and participating in crafts and activities emphasizing both educational and socialization skills are extremely beneficial to children,” Scaer said.  Themes for preschool summer camp will include All About Birds, Commotion in the Ocean, Celebrating America and more.  A deeper exploration on these topics building upon each prior day’s lesson goes above the core readiness skills and delves into the subject a little more closely.

Additionally, fall preschool openings are available in our Special Time for Me 2 year old classes, 3 year old classes, and pre-kindergarten readiness classes. The YWCA offers a unique 4 hour day with classes held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and you can choose 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day schedules to meet your child’s needs. NEW for the coming school year – an enrichment program for the 3 year old class and pre-k class. “Offering an extended, 4-hour a day preschool program enables teachers to spend more time on specific activities, crafts, reading, and games to help children learn concrete ideas and concepts such as numbers and simple words,” noted YWCA Carlisle Preschool Director, Adrienne Dugan.

Find more information online at, or call (717) 243-3818 to register or make an appointment for a tour.  YWCA Carlisle will not discriminate against any individual because of race, religion, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap.