smiling boy leaning into teacher's shoulder

An inclusive, developmentally appropriate education

Coastal Kids Preschool is an inclusive program in Damariscotta, Maine, serving children of all incomes and abilities.

We offer high quality, developmentally appropriate preschool, after school, and summer camp programs for students from 18 months to 7 years old.

At Coastal Kids, we encourage children’s creativity, kindness, and learning through an active and supportive program of play and discovery.

We are proud to hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are the only NAEYC accredited program in Lincoln County.

We are also a Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ) Level 4 program – the highest designation offered by the state’s early care and education professional development network.

The school serves a total of 98 students and has a staff of 40, including teachers, administrators, ed techs, 1:1 aides, and therapists. One third of our 78 full-time, licensed slots are allocated for children with identified special needs. We currently serve students from 17 towns in the midcoast region.

smiling boy leaning into teacher's shoulder

An inclusive, developmentally appropriate education

Coastal Kids Preschool is an inclusive program in Damariscotta, Maine, serving children of all incomes and abilities.

We offer high quality, developmentally appropriate preschool, after school, and summer camp programs for students from 18 months to 7 years old.

At Coastal Kids, we encourage children’s creativity, kindness, and learning through an active and supportive program of play and discovery.

We are proud to hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are the only NAEYC accredited program in Lincoln County.

We are also a Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ) Level 4 program – the highest designation offered by the state’s early care and education professional development network.

The school serves a total of 98 students and has a staff of 40, including teachers, administrators, ed techs, 1:1 aides, and therapists. One third of our 78 full-time, licensed slots are allocated for children with identified special needs. We currently serve students from 17 towns in the midcoast region.

smiling boy leaning into teacher's shoulder

An inclusive, developmentally appropriate education

Coastal Kids Preschool is an inclusive program in Damariscotta, Maine, serving children of all incomes and abilities.

We offer high quality, developmentally appropriate preschool, after school, and summer camp programs for students from 18 months to 7 years old.

At Coastal Kids, we encourage children’s creativity, kindness, and learning through an active and supportive program of play and discovery.

We are proud to hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are the only NAEYC accredited program in Lincoln County.

We are also a Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ) Level 4 program – the highest designation offered by the state’s early care and education professional development network.

The school serves a total of 98 students and has a staff of 40, including teachers, administrators, ed techs, 1:1 aides, and therapists. One third of our 78 full-time, licensed slots are allocated for children with identified special needs. We currently serve students from 17 towns in the midcoast region.

Our daughter has attended Coastal Kids for over two years and it is a great fit! She has been in three different classrooms and has had positive experiences with all teachers. Everyone is very welcoming and addresses her by name when coming and going with a friendly hello or goodbye. She is soaring academically and interpersonally. Coastal Kids has the perfect balance of support, challenge, independent work, circle time, outdoor play, and much more! She is excited to go to school in the morning and says “school is fun.” Coastal Kids makes life easier for working families and we are lucky to have this fabulous school in our community!
Stacey Simpson, Parent
Our daughter has attended Coastal Kids for over two years and it is a great fit! She has been in three different classrooms and has had positive experiences with all teachers. Everyone is very welcoming and addresses her by name when coming and going with a friendly hello or goodbye. She is soaring academically and interpersonally. Coastal Kids has the perfect balance of support, challenge, independent work, circle time, outdoor play, and much more! She is excited to go to school in the morning and says “school is fun.” Coastal Kids makes life easier for working families and we are lucky to have this fabulous school in our community!
Stacey Simpson, Parent
Our daughter has attended Coastal Kids for over two years and it is a great fit! She has been in three different classrooms and has had positive experiences with all teachers. Everyone is very welcoming and addresses her by name when coming and going with a friendly hello or goodbye. She is soaring academically and interpersonally. Coastal Kids has the perfect balance of support, challenge, independent work, circle time, outdoor play, and much more! She is excited to go to school in the morning and says “school is fun.” Coastal Kids makes life easier for working families and we are lucky to have this fabulous school in our community!
Stacey Simpson, Parent

Where the magic happens

smiling girl on swing in winter

Our mission and goals

Coastal Kids Preschool’s mission is to provide an inclusive, developmentally appropriate education for preschool children of all incomes and abilities.

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Our teachers

The skill, enthusiasm, and love they bring to our classrooms on a daily basis form a strong and nurturing foundation for the positive learning experience shared by all students.

Learn more
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Our programs

We offer a preschool program, an after-school class for kindergarten and first grade, and an 8-week summer camp.

Learn more

Where the magic happens

smiling girl on swing in winter

Our mission and goals

Coastal Kids Preschool’s mission is to provide an inclusive, developmentally appropriate education for preschool children of all incomes and abilities.

Learn More
teacher holds up two fingers for a student

Our teachers

The skill, enthusiasm, and love they bring to our classrooms on a daily basis form a strong and nurturing foundation for the positive learning experience shared by all students.

Learn more
boy in apron adding yogurt to blender

Our programs

We offer a preschool program, an after-school class for kindergarten and first grade, and an 8-week summer camp.

Learn more

Where the magic happens

smiling girl on swing in winter

Our mission and goals

Coastal Kids Preschool’s mission is to provide an inclusive, developmentally appropriate education for preschool children of all incomes and abilities.

Learn More
teacher holds up two fingers for a student

Our teachers

The skill, enthusiasm, and love they bring to our classrooms on a daily basis form a strong and nurturing foundation for the positive learning experience shared by all students.

Learn more
boy in apron adding yogurt to blender

Our programs

We offer a preschool program, an after-school class for kindergarten and first grade, and an 8-week summer camp.

Learn more

Organization and oversight

Coastal Kids Preschool is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, created in 1995 to provide appropriate educational opportunities for children of all incomes and abilities.

A volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of community members and parents, oversees the school’s operation. Current Board members include Rebecca Emmons, Patrick Parson, Patricia Lane, Valerie Mattes, John Ward, Karen Filler, Robert Flory, John Bristow, Lindsey Williams, and Martha Lynch.

toddlers climbing on gym mat

Organization and oversight

Coastal Kids Preschool is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, created in 1995 to provide appropriate educational opportunities for children of all incomes and abilities.

A volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of community members and parents, oversees the school’s operation. Current Board members include Rebecca Emmons, Patrick Parson, Patricia Lane, Valerie Mattes, John Ward, Karen Filler, Robert Flory, John Bristow, Lindsey Williams, and Martha Lynch.

toddlers climbing on gym mat

Organization and oversight

Coastal Kids Preschool is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, created in 1995 to provide appropriate educational opportunities for children of all incomes and abilities.

A volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of community members and parents, oversees the school’s operation. Current Board members include Rebecca Emmons, Patrick Parson, Patricia Lane, Valerie Mattes, John Ward, Karen Filler, Robert Flory, John Bristow, Lindsey Williams, and Martha Lynch.

toddlers climbing on gym mat