Go, Do, Learn

March 04, 2005

YMCA opens preschool registration

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Registration for the 2005-06 school year of Waynesboro Area YMCA Preschool will begin Saturday, March 5, for members, and Monday, March 14, for nonmembers. Y's Nest Preschool offers a traditional morning and afternoon three-day program and an afternoon five-day program for 4 year olds. Space is limited and enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis. To enroll in the 4-year-old programs children must be 4 prior to Sept. 1, 2005.

The Y's Nest also offers morning and afternoon two-day-per-week programs for 3 year olds. To enroll in the 3-year-old programs children must be 3 prior to Sept. 1, 2005.

Parents can register their child at the YMCA in Waynesboro. For information, call Tanja Koons, child care program director, at 1-717-762-6012 or send e-mail to

Safe children workshop

Partners for Success Family Support Center will present Safe From the Start, a discussion for parents and childcare professionals, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Partners for Success Family Support Center, 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown.


The program will cover making a child's environment as safe as possible. Diane Sanford, psychologist from Washington County Public Schools, will join the discussion.

Free child care is available if registered 24 hours in advance. To register, call 301-766-8221.

Child abuse and neglect workshop

"Our Children, Our Community, 'What's Happening Now'" a workshop on child abuse and neglect, will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The cost is $50 per person and includes lunch.

Stephanie L. Van Deusen will be the keynote speaker. Her topic will be "Trauma and Children."

Licensed social workers, nurses and professional counselors seeking CEUs are required to attend the morning and afternoon sessions. Mark the registration form if you would like to receive a CEU certificate.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 6. For information, call 301-766-2961, or send a fax to 301-766-2975.

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