West York

Our Center

Welcome to Kids & Company West York! 

This location was formerly called “Aa to Zz”, but has since been purchased by Kids & Company and now operates with our staff and proprietary programming.

Our location is proudly endorsed by Eco-Healthy Child Care®, a program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate environmental hazards in early learning settings with the goal of protecting the health of children and staff. 

We are located in the Township of York, near the intersection of E Berlin Rd. and Lincoln Highway. Our standalone building which our children like to think of as “the castle” gives us a quiet and private place for children to learn. We have a parking lot for parents to use during pick-up and drop-off, and we are within walking distance of a bus stop on Lincoln Highway. 

Inside the building, you’ll notice bright colors, big windows, and classrooms that are full of educational and age-appropriate toys. We also have 2 playgrounds outside separated by a fence. Each space contains structures and play equipment to engage children in physical activity based on their level of gross motor development.

Our 6 classrooms can accommodate 83 children in our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, and School Age programs. The School Age program runs Before and After School care, School Break care, and Summer Camp. Transit to and from school is available for students at Wallace Elementary, Lincolnway Elementary, Trimmer Elementary, and West York Middle School at an additional cost. Children who are 6 years and under are welcome on a full-time or part-time basis, with backup care being available if there is space. 

At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. This means children are presented with learning opportunities in direct response to their individual interests and skills. Our children are immersed in experiences that enhance language, literacy, a sense of music and rhythm, and socialization so that they may develop independence, confidence and a positive sense of self and the world around them.

We serve our children breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Formula is also available for our Infants.

We are proud members of the Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources, and Supports) program, a rating system that promotes quality improvement in early learning and development programs and school-age child care. Early learning programs participating in Keystone STARS are rated from STAR 1 to a STAR 4. We have been rated as STAR 4, the highest rating, meaning our staff education, learning environment, leadership/management, and family/community partnerships meet the highest performance standards!

Let’s Meet! 

If you’re interested in our West York location, please fill out the inquiry form below. You can indicate multiple locations in the comment section if you are unsure about your top choice.

Once submitted, one of our Parent Customer Care representatives will reach out via phone or email within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays). During that exchange, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about fees, book a tour, and find the best suited location for your child.

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Our Center Information


West York
2498 West Philadelphia St.
York, Pennsylvania, 17404

Contact Information


Center Hours

Monday to Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meet the Director

Hello! I’m LaTashia Stephens, the Center Director of West York. I received a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) and a Minor in Ethnic Studies from Shippensburg University in 2017. I have over 7 years of experience in the child care field. My passion has always been building relationships with the children so that they can always count on me to be there no matter the situation. I love seeing progress in every child, how they engage more in learning activities, and how they make friends. The entire idea of progression makes me excited for the future and even more passionate to continue! Working with Kids & Company gives me the tools to help my children succeed, they have provided my site with new equipment, material, carpets, etc. which shows me that they care about us, and they want our children to be successful. What makes our Center unique is the building; for those of you who haven’t seen it, it looks like a castle!

Latashia Stephens

Programs Offered

  • Infants
    • day care center

      Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 15 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.

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  • Toddlers
    • Child learning with early childhood educator

      Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 15 months and 2.9 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.

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  • Preschool
    • child looking through a magnifying glass

      Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.9 - 6 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.

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  • Kindergarten Programs

Nearby Locations

1. Dover

3350 Alta Vista Rd.

Dover, Pennsylvania 17315

Call us: 717-767-4043

5 KM from location

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2. Queen Street

215 St. Charles Way

York, Pennsylvania 17402

Call us: 717-741-5426

8 KM from location

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3350 Alta Vista Rd.

Dover, Pennsylvania 17315

Call us: 717-767-4043 Directions More Info
Queen Street

215 St. Charles Way

York, Pennsylvania 17402

Call us: 717-741-5426 Directions More Info