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Providing an inclusive, developmentally appropriate education for preschool children of all incomes and abilities
Our Programs
Coastal Kids is a fully inclusive preschool using a developmentally appropriate, language-based program.  Children of all abilities learn side by side, enabling all to prosper, develop friendships and learn acceptance and diversity. Update May  2019 : We are currently full in most classrooms with a wait list for our Fall 2019 school year program. Call now for more information, to schedule a tour or to be put on our waiting list. See our "School Resources" section under "For Parents" for tuition rates, and enrollment forms.

Choose from two to five days per week.
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Extended Day Program: 7:00am-5:00pm*

  • Our staff has a strong foundation in early childhood development and is certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Teacher-child ratios of 1:8 or better
  • Interest centers promoting active hands-on learning
  • Theme-based curriculum
  • Use of Maine’s Early Learning Standards
  • Use of the Creative Curriculum
  • Music program
  • Pre-K program
  • Special services for children who need them provided on site
  • Preschool programming is embedded throughout the extended day


*5:30 end time available with preregistration and additional fee




































 Summer Camp 2019

July 1-August 23rd 2019

Our Summer Camp Enrollment now is full in most classes and has very limited space in others.

Please call for more information or to be put on wait list.

Explorer Camp: 18 months-5 years old

Adventure Camp: Kindergarten -First Grade. Second grade now limited to current students on space available basis.

Camp is less structured and allows for lots of outside time, water play, and field trips.  There is a weekly theme, such as “Dinosaurs” or “Ocean”, with appropriate songs and activities  to reinforce the theme. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuition is the same as during the school year.  The 8-week summer program is divided into two 4-week sessions with tuition for each session due by the end of the first week of that particular session. Parents do, however, have the option of paying weekly with tuition being due each Monday.  We also offer the option of signing up for certain weeks throughout the summer if a parent does not want to send their child for the entire 8-week summer program or even an entire 4-week session. This option is on a space-available basis. Priority is given to families who sign up for the full 8 -week session.


Early Morning Drop Off: 7 to 8:15 AM

Afternoon Program : 12 to 5 PM

Pick up for 5:30 p.m. must be pre-registered in time to make arrangements for coverage, and a fee of $3 will be charged for the additional half hour between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day.

Our highly qualified staff and low teacher-child ratio enables us to focus on encouraging all areas of development: cognitive, language development, communication, fine and large motor, and social-emotional growth throughout your child’s day.

Children will learn through daily developmentally appropriate opportunities to explore, create, manipulate, and experiment during the afternoons, as well as in their morning preschool program.

The afternoon schedule includes inside and outside large motor play, quiet time, arts and crafts, games and activities, center play, snack, and stories.  IMG_3024

Children are accepted into this program upon referral from Child Development Services (a division of the Department of Education).  These children have been identified as having a developmental delay and have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) in place.

Coastal Kids will work with the family and CDS to make sure the goals of the plan are imbedded into the classroom curriculum. If a child is not yet identified with a diagnosed special need, but the family or teachers suspect that a child may have a developmental delay, we will support the family through the early intervention screening and evaluation process. We will participate in the Early Childhood Team (ECT) meetings to help to determine a child’s goals and will document a child’s progress in meeting those goals. At all times, we work towards identifying the “least restrictive environment” that ensures successful participation for all children.  The program is in session 8:30am through 12:00pm, with extended day programming as needed.


© 2019 Coastal Kids ME

12 Jackie's Trail, Damariscotta, ME 04543 •

phone: 207-563-5335 • fax: 207-563-6107