What is PAL?

Parents Alternative to Latchkey (PAL) is a before and after childcare program operating in the York Public school district. PAL’s goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment. Our staff uses positive reinforcement and encourages the children to respect one another. Each year, our staff members receive First Aid and CPR Training and courses in school age childcare. Learn More

Before School Program

PAL’s morning session is located in the York Village Elementary School (VES) cafeteria from 6:30 – 8:30 am. Parents walk their children into the cafeteria and sign them in, where they are supervised and involved in daily activities until the start of school. Students who attend Coastal Ridge Elementary (CRES) are transported by bus to school.

After School Program

PAL’s afternoon session is located in the York Village Elementary School  cafeteria from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Middle School & Coastal Ridge students are transported by bus to the program..

Contact PAL

For further information please contact our Co-Directors Nancy Conrad and Laura Gilchrest at 207-363-1441 or fill out our contact form. You may also send an email directly to Laura at lauragilchrest.pal@gmail.com .