2017 March Calendar Raffle Tickets are on sale now!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

3 Bridges Yoga Lil’s Cafe
Absolute Resource Associates Lobster Cove
Anthony’s Food Shop Longhorn Steakhouse of Newington
Aroma Joe’s of Kittery Lost and Found Antiques
Auto Spa Wash Microtel of York
Back Yard Birds and Garden Frills Mountain Road Music
Bamboo Garden Nancy Conrad
Beach Pea Bakery Norma’s Restaurant
Bob’s Clam Hut Paint for Fun
Cape Neddick Inn Peachwave
Cinemagic of Portsmouth Roberts Maine Grill
Clay Hill Farm Seacoast Brothers Butcher Shop
Coastal Fitness Shio Japanese Restaurant 
Cuts on 1  SoME Brewing
Daily Grind Sun and Surf via The Anchorage
Daisy Trading Co. Take Flight
Dunkin Donuts of Kittery Thai For You
East Mountain Chinese Restaurant The Cliff House
Estes Oil The Farm Bar and Grille
Fat Tomato Grill The Union Bluff Hotel
Flo’s Hotdogs Trader Joes of Newington
Foster’s Clambake When Pigs Fly
Greenleaves Chinese Restaurant York Nordic
Go! Calendars, Games & Toys York River Landing
Hannaford of York York’s Wild Kingdom
Harbor Hair Co. Yummies
Just Write  
Thank you to all the dedicated P.A.L. families who sell our calendars!
The family who sells the most calendars will receive a gift bag of games donated by
Go! Calendars, Games, and Toys
and a gift card to
The Sun and Surf

 


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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 Mission

Parent’s Alternative to Latchkey provides safe and affordable before and after school care to local working families.

Our Philosophy

“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.

Our Goals

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

Honesty

Caring

Respect

Responsibility

 

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.

 

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