Lancaster Early Education Center is Licensed and Accredited

The Superior Benefits of Sending Your Child to Lancaster Early Education Center

Lancaster Early Education Center maintains multiple, voluntary accreditations

Choosing the right facility to provide early care and education center for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. It’s a choice that lays the foundation for both academic success and social/emotional well-being.

While there are many options for childcare and preschool in Lancaster, the quality and programming of these facilities vary greatly. Lancaster Early Education Center maintains multiple, voluntary accreditations and licenses to demonstrate our commitment to high-quality care and education. Lancaster Early Education Center (LEEC) is NAEYC accredited, STAR 4, and dually licensed by the PA Department of Human Services AND the PA Department of Education.

LEEC is PA Department of Education Accredited Lancaster Early Education Center - Pre-K, Preschool, Toddler Programs, Infant Programs and Day Care
LEEC is Keystone Stars Accredited Lancaster Early Education Center - Pre-K, Preschool, Toddler Programs, Infant Programs and Day Care
LEEC is PA Department of Human Services Accredited Lancaster Early Education Center - Pre-K, Preschool, Toddler Programs, Infant Programs and Day Care
LEEC is NAEYC Accredited Lancaster Early Education Center - Pre-K, Preschool, Toddler Programs, Infant Programs and Day Care

Below are a few of the requirements for our accrediting bodies: 

High Quality & Developmentally Appropriate Education:

LEEC is required to meet rigorous standards in curriculum, teaching methods, and learning outcomes. Lancaster Early Education Center prioritizes providing high-quality education for young children and exceeds requirements. Children enrolled in LEEC benefit from evidence-based practices that foster their cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Safe and Nurturing Environment:

Lancaster Early Education Center adheres to strict safety protocols, staff/child ratios and stringent regulations. Safety is paramount when it comes to early childhood education. From secure facilities to comprehensive staff background checks, parents can have peace of mind knowing that their child is in a safe and nurturing environment conducive to learning and growth every day they come to LEEC.

Qualified and Experienced Staff:

The teachers at Lancaster Early Education Center are not just babysitters; they are highly qualified professionals dedicated to early childhood education. Staff meet educational requirements and undergo continuous training to stay updated with the latest best practices in teaching and caring for young children. This means your child receives instruction from educators who understand child development and know how to support each child’s individual needs. Not only does LEEC meet the requirements for superior staff, we only hire loving, fun teachers who have a big heart for young children. Read about our staff and volunteer requirements for them on our About page and you’ll see the type of quality people we allow to join the LEEC family!

Comprehensive Curriculum:

Early childhood education is more than just ABCs and 123s; it’s about holistic development. With a curriculum aligned with educational standards set by the Department of Education, children receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for future academic success. Our curriculum at LEEC goes beyond academics to include social skills, emotional regulation, and physical development. We individualize instruction to meet the needs of children and work towards goals set by teachers and parents.

Preparation for School Transition:

Children who attend LEEC are better equipped to transition to a K-12 setting. The curriculum and learning experiences provided lay the groundwork for future academic achievement as well as the necessary social/emotional skills to be successful in a school setting. Transitioning from preschool to elementary school can be daunting for young children – so we make every effort to ensure that the transition is smooth for each LEEC graduate and their families.

Parental Involvement and Support:

LEEC recognizes that parents and family are a child’s first teacher. Our commitment to establishing a partnership between parents and teachers fosters a supportive and collaborative relationship that enhances the child’s overall development and well-being. We offer resources and support for families including daily connection and open communication. This collaborative approach ensures that parents are actively involved in their child’s education and can support their child’s learning at home. Read more about our Parental Resources.

Your child’s development during their first years is critically important to their overall well-being and will impact their entire life. Selecting a facility where you’ll send your child for their early education is a huge decision and we are here for you.

We look forward to partnering with you and encourage you to use the links below to learn more about our accrediting bodies!





If you’re looking for a loving, educational environment to send your young child, we hope you choose LEEC. We are now enrolling infants, toddlers and pre-k aged children. Learn more about our Programs and Enroll today!


Lancaster Early Education Center formerly Lancaster Day Care Center Quality early care & education since 1915.
Lancaster Early Education Center formerly Lancaster Day Care Center Quality early care & education since 1915.
Lancaster Early Education Center formerly Lancaster Day Care Center Quality early care & education since 1915. in Downtown Lancaster, PA


Early Education Center

Making it possible for working parents to afford exceptional early education in Lancaster, PA.
Affordable education & care since 1915.

Our Programs

Offering Lancaster, PA families high-quality education and care & making it accessible to all through Pre-K Counts. We have programs for infants, toddlers & preschool-age children.




Lancaster Early Education Center is a non-profit charitable organization committed to providing affordable, high-quality early care and education to children from working families.

Every parent deserves to be able to afford exceptional education & care for their children.

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If you're in need of free pre-k for your children & you work full-time, you may be eligible for Pre-K counts which offers free Pre-kindergarten care to eligible working parents. To learn more about & register for Pre-K counts:

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