We Need Your Help!

Please help us to make improvements to our program that matter to you, by taking part in our survey. We want to hear from parents and students alike and have a survey for each. (Students – Please ask an adult for permission or help with the Student survey!)

Click on the following links to complete the surveys:

Parent Survey

 Student Survey

Thank you!


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 fill out our contact form or contact our Office Manager Laura Gilchrest at 207-363-1441 or at lauragilchrest.pal@gmail.com 

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