early childhood services
Our preschools are inclusive environments where children of all abilities learn together. Children who attend our preschools range from age three to school age. Our teachers meet state licensing requirements. We use state recognized preschool early learning standards as a guide in developing early learning activities which help all children prepare for kindergarten and school age programs.
Our classrooms have fewer children and more staff than most of the preschool programs in the county. We meet the educational needs of all children in our classrooms by using a variety of learning strategies and approaches specific to the unique learning styles of each child in our program.
Children with a individualized education plan who attend our preschool classrooms may receive specialized instruction, physical, occupational, and speech therapies specific to each child’s program needs. The parent is an active participant in making this plan. These therapies are provided in an integrated setting in the classroom, on the playground, or wherever else needed.
Our preschools follow the educational extended school year calendar, which provides regular breaks and holidays. The typical school day is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes the lunch meal. Our preschools are conveniently located in Ephrata, Mountville, and Mount Joy.
A Keystone STARS designation informs parents that their children are in a safe, respectful environment in which they are learning new things every day to support their current and future successes in school and in life. We proudly hold a 3 star Keystone STARS rating, meaning we go above and beyond required performance standards.
Interested in enrolling your child in an Early Childhood Services preschool classroom? We are currently accepting enrollment applications. Please call 717-299-4829 ext. 7 for more information.
“This year my son has some spontaneous speech and is in kindergarten! I got to hear him say “love you!” We wouldn’t be where we are now without the solid base we got from Excentia Human Services. We are forever grateful.”
If you have a question or would like more information, please contact Melissa, Director of Children’s Services.