Portions of this list were published August in the Weekly Record.
BOB HOFFMAN YMCA, 1705 Palomino Road, Dover Township, is accepting preschool registrations for the 2012-13 school year. Classes begin in September and additional enrichment classes are offered. The YMCA provides a safe and nurturing environment where preschoolers 2 to 5 years old can learn, make friends and reach their full potential. Spaces are limited. For details or to register, call 717-292-5622.
THE CHILD EDUCATION CENTER OF WEST YORK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 5101 Darlington Road, Jackson Township, is accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year for Tuesday/Thursday and Monday/Wednesday 3-year-old classes and afternoon Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4- and 5-year-old class. For details, call 717-792-9206 or visit www.westyorkcob.org.
CALVARY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL, 9 N. Main St., Dover, is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year for children 2- to 5-years-old. The 2- and 3-year-old classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 4-year-old classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The pre-k class meets Mondays through Thursdays. For details or to register, call the preschool at 717-292-9551 or visit calvarylutherandover.com.
CALVARY UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL, 11 N. Richland Ave., York, offers programs for children 2 to 4 years old by Aug. 31.For the youngest children, classes are 9 to 11:25 a.m. two days a week, and for 3- and 4-year-olds, classes are 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:25 to 2:55 p.m. two or three days a week. The children will hear Bible stories shared by the pastor and his animal friends. For details, call 717-854-1697.
CHRIST'S AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCH PRESCHOOL, 730 Menges Mill Road, Heidelberg Township, is c accepting preschool registrations for the fall 2012 school year. The preschool is offering one class for 3-year-olds from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays; and one for 4-year-olds 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Registration fee is $25 and monthly tuition is $75. The preschool uses a Bible-based curriculum which adheres to the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Learning Standards. For details, call 717-225-1876.
DOVER BETHANY PRESCHOOL, 4510 Bull Road, Dover Township, offers preschool classes for 3-year-olds and pre-kindergarten classes for 4- and 5-year olds, as three-, four- or five-day programs. Call the church office at 717-292-2716 for details or a registration form.
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 85 York St., Wellsville, is expanding its children's ministry with a faith-based preschool. The Little Lambs of Grace Preschool offers classes for children 3 years old to pre-kindergarten. The 3-year-old class is Tuesdays and Thursdays and the 4- and 5-year-old class is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details or to register, call Janet Graver at 717-432-7558 or Christina Groft at 717-432-0204.
JEFFERSON CENTER FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN is a nonprofit preschool in Jefferson, between York and Hanover. Classes for 3 year olds are 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For 4 year olds, classes are 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details or to schedule a visit, call the school at 717-229-9880.
LITTLE FRIENDSHIPS PRESCHOOL, Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover Township, is accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year. This year, Little Friendships will feature three classes. The Honeybees, for older (potty trained) 2-year-olds and younger 3-year-olds, will meet 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Fireflies, for older 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds, meets 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Grasshoppers, for 4-year-olds entering kindergarten in 2013, meet 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For details, visit www.FriendshipCommunity.org or call 717-779-0400.
LITTLE TREASURES PRESCHOOL, 1405 Seven Valleys Road, North Codorus Township, is a ministry of Grace Fellowship. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-13 school year. Classes are offered for children 3 to 5 years old. For details or to schedule a tour, call Shanda Venditto at 717-792-6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH CENTER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN PRESCHOOL, 250 Trinity Road, West Manchester Township. There are openings in the 4-year-old class that meets 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The school has a Christian environment with playtime, circle time, show-and-tell, snack time and group time. The school has a structured environment with a weekly theme. Pastors Paul and Sally Gausmann visit the classroom weekly. For details, call the church office at 717-792-1650.
SHILOH LUTHERAN NURSERY SCHOOL, 2201 Church Road, West Manchester Township, offers extended-day programs Fridays, low teacher-to-child ratios, small class sizes and age-appropriate curriculum activities and instruction for children 2, 3, 4 and 5 years old. For details, call the preschool at 717-764-8200 or email shilohlutheranns@ comcast.net, or visit www.shilohlutheranns.com.
SHINING LIGHT DAYCARE at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Spring Grove. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Included in the weekly fee will be breakfast, snacks and a hot lunch daily. To enroll or for details, visit www.TheShiningLightDaycare.com, email the director at ShiningLightDaycareSG@yahoo.com or call 717-887-6470.
SHILOH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST EARLY LEARNING CENTER, 2251 Willow Road, West Manchester Township, offers classes for 2½-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children in the afternoon. A five-day-a-week option is offered for older 4-year-olds and younger 5-year-olds. The center provides a faith-based, age-appropriate "learning through play" curriculum. There are limited openings in the 2- and 3-year-old preschool programs for this fall. Classes meet two days a week. For details, call 717-764-6491.
ZWINGLI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, 403 W. King St., East Berlin, offers childcare and education for children 3 to 5 years old inclusive, including before and after school and summer child care for elementary students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Three- and 4-year old classes are 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, or a two-day option of 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is also an afternoon 4-year-old class 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1. The school's transition class is designed especially for the older 4- and 5-year-olds. Children must be 5 years old by Jan. 1. Classes meet 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Zwingli's day care operates year round 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Choose from full and part-time day care for children 3 to 10 years old. For details or to register, call 717-259-7449.
COMPUTER TRAINING will be offered by YCLS trainer Demi Stevens at a limited number of select sites. For details, inquire at the main desk of Collinsville Area Community Library, 2632 Delta Road (Route 74 beside Clearview Elementary School), Chanceford Township, or call 717-927-9014. If you're interested in computer training, the library will do its best to help you find it. There is a fee for these classes.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township, will offer the following classes. Registration for all classes begins at 5 a.m. Aug. 31. For details or to register, call Holly Metzger at 717-843-0918, ext. 156.
Children's Gym and Sports Classes: Classes run Sept. 10 through Nov. 4, unless otherwise noted.
· 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Toddler Tumble & Art, for children 1 to 3 years old. Cost is $72; first class is free. Physical movement, circle time, and social interaction. At 11:15 a.m., students will go to the art room with Miss Octavia to learn about colors and texture through hands-on art activities. Toddler Tumble only is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
· 10:30-11:45 a.m. Fridays, Pre-K Tumble & Art, for 3- to 5-year-old children Cost is $84. This class is a building block for motor skills and physical activity. Instructor, Holly Metzger will lead the class in circle time activities, drama play, music and movement, structured activities and parachute play. At 11:15 a.m., the class will go to the art room with Miss Octavia to enhance their creativity using a wide range of art materials that will develop their fine motor skills. Pre-K Tumble only is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Cost is $66.
· 4 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Tumble Bugs for children 3 to 5 years old. Cost is $45 Tuesdays; $60 Thursdays. Class will introduce the fundamental skills of tumbling (forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels and light conditioning). Participants will develop body awareness, confidence, and strength through tumbling, obstacle courses, balance beam activities and floor exercises.
· 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays , Tumble Stars, for 5- to 8-year-old children. Cost is $54. For beginning tumblers who have taken a tumbling class and can properly execute cartwheels, roundoffs, back bends, forward and backward rolls, push ups, sit-ups and can hold themselves in a handstand against the wall.
· 4 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, for 4- and 5-year-olds ($60); 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays for 6- to 9-year-olds ($72), learn the basics of track and field, including sprinting, short distance running, standing long jump, and shuttle run.