Call Today!
1-866-561-0815
Schedule A Visit Schedule A Visit Get Directions
York

1321 N. Sherman Street (at Rt. 30)
York, PA 17402

Call Us

717.757.5900

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 6am-6pm EST

Email the Director

Rachel Barnhart


Rachel Barnhart

York U-GRO is a modern childcare and preschool facility conveniently located just off Rt. 30.  We were honored to be chosen by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company to create our beautiful center and serve their employee families.  Since then, we've expanded to now also serve families from the surrounding community.

We feature nine classrooms and two large outside playgrounds.  What a great place to learn and grow - and that's only part of the story!

The best part is our team of dedicated U-GRO teaching professionals.  They make our programs flow!  Director Rachel Barnhart leads a terrific staff of engaged individuals who enthusiastically bring the U-GRO Blended Model®  curriculum to life.

We hope to have an opportunity to meet you soon! You'll find our center to be loving, warm, inviting, fun, creative and clean!  Classrooms are grouped by age so they are appropriate for your child's development and geared towards small (class) size. Click these links to view written testimonials, or video testimonials.

We offer full & part-time childcare, preschool and school-age programs for children 6 weeks through 8 years of age, from 2 to 5 days a week.
U-GRO York PA offers educational programs and activities specifically designed for each age level to enhance your child's skills and understandings needed to be successful in school and life. Those areas include:
  • Sense of Positive Self and Initiative
  • Social Relations
  • Creative Representation
  • Music and Movement
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Exploration, Logic and Mathematics

U-GRO is committed to provide the highest quality early childhood education through our proprietary Blended Model™ curriculum.  The Blended Model® was conceived to provide a balanced approach to classroom learning.  It provides opportunities for structured activities (teacher directed) as well as investigative (child-led) discovery.  We then align our program content and goals to the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood.

The Blended Model™ curriculum is brought to life by U-GRO teachers who are positive and share a love of children.  They look for “teachable moments” and work to capture children’s interest in all they do.  By making observations throughout their planned lessons, teachers discover children’s interests.  This leads to investigations and the study of concepts that children are excited to explore.

The environment at U-GRO is well-planned and creative.  Activities support child-choice and self-directed play, small groups and circle-times with the whole group.  Classes are organized developmentally and according to age which ensures that daily lesson plans are tailored to individual needs and hands-on learning fun!

Click below to view PDF's of our Learning Goals:

[DAILY SCHEDULE]
  • 6:30 - 9:30 Free Choice and Small Group Activities
    • 6:30 Children Arrive (Breakfast till 8:00)
    • 7:30 Art Experience (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 8:55 Cleanup
  • 9:00 Together Time: Welcome, Calendar, Songs & Fingerplays
  • 9:15 Story Time/Language Experience
  • 9:30 Snack
  • 9:45 Learning Stations: Writing, Science, Math, Sensory, Felt Board - *Small Group: Math Activity
  • 10:15 Outside Play or Walk. Creative movement
  • 11:00 Together Time: Letter of the Week Activity
  • 11:20 Movement Activity (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 Songs & Fingerplays - Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 12:30 Nap Time
  • 2:30 Wake up
  • 3:00 Snack
  • 3:20 Outside Play or Walk. Creative Movement
  • 4:00 Together Time: Theme Activity
  • 4:00 - 5:45 Free Choice and Small Group Actitivies
    • 4:20 Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
    • 5:00 Teacher Directed Activity
    • 5:15 Songs & Fingerplays
  • 5:45 Table Activities
  • 6:30 - 9:30 Free Choice and Small Group Activities
    • 6:30 Children Arrive (Breakfast till 8:00)
    • 8:00 Diapering/Pottying
    • 8:15 Teacher Directed Table Activity
    • 8:30 Art Experience (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme) - * Small Group Readiness Skills Activity
    • 9:00 Together Time: Songs & Fingerplays
    • 9:15 Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 9:30 Snack
  • 10:00 Diapering/Pottying - *Free Choice and Small Group Language Experience
  • 10:30 Outside Play or Walk. Creative movement
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Free Choice and Small Group Language Experience
    • 11:00 Together Time: Theme Related Activity
    • 11:20 Music & Movement
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 Diapering/Pottying & Free Choice and Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
  • 12:30 Nap Time
  • 2:30 Wake up & Diapering/Pottying
  • 3:00 Snack
  • 3:30 Outside Play or Walk. Creative Movement
  • 4:00 - 5:45 Free Choice and Small Group Actitivies
    • 4:00 Together Time: Math Concept Activity.
    • 4:15 Story Time (Relating to Curriculum and Weekly Theme)
    • 4:30 Diapering/Pottying
    • 4:45 Teacher Directed Activity
    • 5:15 Songs & Fingerplays/Story Time
  • 5:45 Table Activities
« prev

September 2014

next »
  • Mon

  • Tue

  • Wed

  • Thu

  • Fri

  • 1Chicken & Brown
    Rice Casserole
    Broccoli
    Oranges
    Milk
  • 2Turkey Burger Slider
    Sliced Carrots
    Applesauce
    Milk
  • 3Whole Grain Waffles
    Turkey Sausage
    Vanilla Yogurt
    Peaches
    Milk
  • 4Whole Wheat Ravioli
    with Marinara
    Green Beans
    Pears
    Milk
  • 5Chicken & Cheese
    Quesadilla
    Corn
    Pineapple
    Milk
  • 8Macaroni & Cheese
    With Diced Ham
    Green Beans
    Applesauce
    Milk
  • 9Chicken Parmesan
    With Marinara &
    Whole Grain Penne
    Broccoli
    Pears
    Milk
  • 10Pancakes with Syrup
    Turkey Sausage
    Vanilla Yogurt
    Peaches
    Milk
  • 11Multi‐Grain Flat
    Bread Pizza
    Sliced Carrots
    Pears
    Milk
  • 12Turkey & Cream
    Cheese Wrap
    Baked Sweet
    Potato Puffs
    Pineapple
    Milk
  • 15Chicken & Brown
    Rice Casserole
    Broccoli
    Oranges
    Milk
  • 16Turkey Burger Slider
    Sliced Carrots
    Applesauce
    Milk
  • 17Whole Grain Waffles
    Turkey Sausage
    Vanilla Yogurt
    Peaches
    Milk
  • 18Whole Wheat Ravioli
    with Marinara
    Green Beans
    Pears
    Milk
  • 19Chicken & Cheese
    Quesadilla
    Corn
    Pineapple
    Milk
  • 22Macaroni & Cheese
    With Diced Ham
    Green Beans
    Applesauce
    Milk
  • 23Chicken Parmesan
    With Marinara &
    Whole Grain Penne
    Broccoli
    Pears
    Milk
  • 24Pancakes with Syrup
    Turkey Sausage
    Vanilla Yogurt
    Peaches
    Milk
  • 25Multi‐Grain Flat
    Bread Pizza
    Sliced Carrots
    Pears
    Milk
  • 26Turkey & Cream
    Cheese Wrap
    Baked Sweet
    Potato Puffs
    Pineapple
    Milk
  • 29Chicken & Brown
    Rice Casserole
    Broccoli
    Oranges
    Milk
  • 30Turkey Burger Slider
    Sliced Carrots
    Applesauce
    Milk
« prev

Sep 2014

next »
MonTuesWedThursFri
1
2
3
4
5
8
9
10
11
12
15
16
17
18
19
22
23
24
25
26
29
30
   
U-GRO Awards U-GRO Privacy Policy by TRUSTe