We are still accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year!
Please remember to send your child with appropriate warm winter clothing, hats, and gloves – we will try to go outside for recess every day unless the National Weather Index says it is unsafe.
REMINDER: In the event that school is delayed, there will be no morning P.A.L.
If there is an early release from school, there will be no afternoon P.A.L. that day.
Should school be canceled, P.A.L. will also be canceled.
Check out our “Upcoming Events” page to see what exciting things are happening at P.A.L.!
What is PAL?
Parents Alternative to Latchkey (PAL) is a fully licensed and independent 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 and are fully trained in CPR/First Aid.
Our MissionParent’s Alternative to Latchkey provides safe and affordable before and after school care to local working families.
“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury it is a necessity.”….. Kay Redfield Jamison, Contemporary American Professor of Psychiatry
Parent’s need to know and feel that their children are safe and well cared for while they are working. It is our philosophy that on top of safe, quality care, children need to be treated with respect and welcomed into a positive environment with open arms.
To help children learn and grow while following their individual interests and needs.
To engage with every child in a caring and positive manner and to focus on cultivating four core values
To provide parents with a secure, safe, and happy place for their children
Parent Involvement Philosophy
We believe that building strong relationships with families is the best way to meet the individual needs of the children in our program. You are the expert on your child and we encourage you to participate in their care through involvement in our parent board, sharing your families’ traditions and culture, volunteering, fundraising, visiting the program, and attending family orientated events.