Phillips-Hill: State grant will improve options for early childhood education in county

SPRINGFIELD TWP – The state is providing a much-needed boost for quality early childhood educational options for residents in York County, according to Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), who announced a $1 million grant for the York County Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Southern Branch.

The state grant will provide funding to renovate the former site of TLC Montessori into a new state-of-the-art early childhood education facility operated by the York County Jewish Community Center.

The venue will provide a quality and affordable option for early childhood education. In addition to rehabilitating the facility, the funds will also provide for an outdoor playground for children.

“This important investment will go a long way to provide families and their children with a vital asset to our community,” Phillips-Hill said.

“We are extremely excited to expand our early childhood program for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The Gan Rimon Campus will provide an educational environment that fosters each child self-image, curiosity to learn about the world, and confidence in his or her developing physical, intellectual and social skills,” said Heather Miller, Director of Children’s Education and Development for the York Jewish Community Center.

The Jewish Community Center expects construction to be completed by the end of September 2019 and open by October 2019.