*Important announcement July 22, 2020*

Program suspended

2020-21 school year

It is with a heavy heart that we are informing you that PlaySchool Central will suspend our program for the 2020-21 school year out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19.

We are a play-based program and feel that wearing facial coverings, social distancing, and trying to keep each child safe would take away from the learning environment where we value cooperative play, gather together as family during circle time, small groups and even lunch time.

Please be assured, we are not looking at this as ending our program, but a suspension where we will prayerfully take our time to allow God to guide us to a stronger program with even more opportunities for your children to learn and explore.

We hope and pray that you will return to PlaySchool Central next school year. Please watch our Facebook page and website for new ideas and developments to come.

Where play EDUCATES

Striving to give the best education possible while still encouraging your child to be a kid.


In our PlaySchool Central program, your child will be given many learning opportunities through intentional play. Every detail, including the room environment, the toys on each shelf, and each center is designed to provide a learning opportunity where play educates.

Grow - Learn - Succeed

PlaySchool Central offers classes for children
one year of age through Preschool.

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  • Experience developmentally appropriate classes and physical activity designed specifically for each age group

  • Thrive in a Safe Christian environment with Key-Card Only access.

  • Blossom with loving caregivers to encourage your child. 


  • With Curriculum designed to meet the PA Early Learning Childhood Standards

  • Explore through Intentional Play with Hands-on Learning, STEAM Activities, and a Positive Discipline Plan

  • We are an active member of the Chambersburg Area School District's Preschool Consortium


  • Prepare children to be successful in Kindergarten

  • Develop well-adjusted children with great social interactions with other students

  • Empower children to be compassionate, self-confident members of society

"Our son is always excited on his PlaySchool Central days.

He has such fun, and we see

how much he is learning

           without realizing it."                                                 Jen G.

PlaySchool Central offers classes for children

one year of age through Preschool.

  • Including 1's, 2's, 3's and Pre-K

  • School year runs late August - May

  • School Day 9:15 - 2:15


** Bring your own lunch **

In case you're wondering if our teachers

know how to have fun ...


PlaySchool Central - formerly Mother's Day Out (MDO)

Over the past 40 years, MDO has grown from an occasional play date for children of stay at home moms, to a playschool where children grow,

learn and succeed. To better reflect who we are and what we do, 

we have changed our name.


At PlaySchool Central, we believe in educating the whole child.

Celebrating with you as they grow and succeed is very important to us.


We would love for you to join our PlaySchool Central Family

and experience the joy of watching your child learn, grow, and succeed,

In 2013 we started sending our oldest child to MDO and in 2014 our second child attended. We have been so happy with the MDO preschool that our third child will also be attending next year.

We love the welcoming atmosphere and wonderful teachers at MDO.

As parents, we're grateful there is a safe and caring place for our children to develop, play, learn, and grow.

We always recommend this program to our friends seeking childcare.


Playtime is precious.

Play builds brain pathways for





and many other

lifelong skills.

Heather Shumaker

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2020-2021 School Year

Contact or Visit Us

40 Lincoln Way W
Chambersburg, PA 17201

717-264-4113, ext. 116

We are a ministry of Central Presbyterian Church


40 Lincoln Way W
Chambersburg, PA 17201



717-264-4113, ext. 116

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