Join us for a groundbreaking!
Werner Early Learning Childcare Center
620-676 W. Poplar Street, York, PA, 17401
We are excited to be starting progress on a new building that will move services from the current location on 400/402 W. Market Street and transfer to a newly constructed building in the Salem Square area in York city.
The Project will be new building construction in York City between School Place and West Poplar Street, one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in York City on an empty parking lot, formally the parking lot for Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.
The Center will provide child centered creative art, play and psychotherapies, a crisis respite nursery (one of three in the State of PA), a traditional day childcare, family advocacy, parent education and support groups, a 24-hour caregiver hotline, and a gently used children clothing and toy bank, providing much needed assistance to families, while helping prevent child abuse and neglect.
Additionally, It will permit Children’s Aid Society to expand its crisis nursery as well as provide third-shift and traditional childcare services to infants and young children. According to PA 211, Licensed third shift childcare is non-existent in York County. As a result of the pandemic over the past two years, fifty six traditional day childcare facilities have closed their doors permanently, five closed temporarily, and those remaining open are running at high capacities with long waiting list of over two years. According to Child Care Works of PA, 85-89% or 8,815 of eligible children infant to toddlers are unserved in York County.
We look forward to sharing more information about this project and also about the status of this campaign with all of you!
Fred and Naomi Werner
PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP)
Powder Mill Foundation
J. William Warehime Foundation
R. Lee Shenk
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Arthur J. & Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation
Calvary United Methodist Church
Core Design Group
Site Design Concepts