Week of the Young Child

The week of the Young Child will take place April 7-11 with lots going on to celebrate and honor York and Adams Counties early childhood professionals!

Attend a Special Recognition Event for teachers, caregivers, and anyone interested in helping young children develop to their fullest potential!

When?  Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Where? Valencia Ballroom
142 N. George Street, York PA 17401

5:30 PM Doors Open, Cash Bar Open

6:30 PM—7:30 PM Dinner Served

7:30 PM—9:00 PM Awards Ceremony

To reserve your place, please register by March 28, 2014. Registrations are made online on Eventbrite at: WOYC RECOGNITION BANQUET TICKETS

YAAEYC members $5, non-members $15

This year’s keynote speaker will be Susan Stockdale the author of Stripes of All Types, which is the 2014 Pennsylvania One Book!Susan_Stripes

Presents for Paws!
Also during this week, you are encouraged to collect items to benefit our local York County SPCA.  Donated items can be brought and displayed at the recognition banquet.  Items needed are:

  • canned cat and dog food, treats, bath towels, blankets, litter, toys, paper towels, grooming items, trash bags, plastic sheet protectors, cat/dog beds, bleach, stamps, 3″ binder, pens, highlighters, and AAA batteries.


 We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!


2013 YAAEYC Conference

YAAEYC’s 2013 Early Childhood Conference was held Saturday, October 5 at  Penn State York. 354 early childhood educators spent the day learning and networking. Some of the favorite sessions included: “Games, Games and More Games”, “Diversity Awareness and Conflict Resolution through Music”, “Leave it at the Door: Managing Stress” and “Inclusion of Children with Special Needs”.  The response to the conference was overwhelmingly positive and participants were moving, playing, singing, creating and discussing as they discovered new ideas to take back to the children, families and educators they serve.

A huge “THANK YOU” goes out to the conference committee for its hard work and vision in creating such a rewarding educational experience for the participants. Committee members include: Cele McCloskey, Pamela Prowell, Pam Didusch, Harriet Darling, Suhkdeep Gill, Judy Woods, Lindsey Zeglen and co-chairs Ashley Zurawski and Wendy Latshaw.