2023-2024 P.A.L. REGISTRATION!
*NEW LOCATION – VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (VES) FOR THE 23-24 YEAR*
If you would like to register for P.A.L., please fill out your forms and e-mail them to the address below!
Please EMAIL your completed forms to: ThePALProgram@gmail.com
Registering is time sensitive, as we have limited availability. Thank you!
What Is PAL?
Parents Alternative to Latchkey (PAL) is a fully licensed and independent non-profit before and after school 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.
Staff members are certified in Child and Infant CPR/First Aid by the American Red Cross, and receive on average 18-30 hours of State approved professional development training in childcare related courses per year. We are members of the Maine Roads to Quality professional association and are committed to providing quality care through continued training and education.
Parent’s Alternative to Latchkey provides safe and affordable before and after school care to local working families.
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.
“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury it is a necessity.”
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 Board of Directors, sharing your families’ traditions and culture, fundraising and attending family orientated events!