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Providing an inclusive, developmentally appropriate education for preschool children of all incomes and abilities
Support Our School
Coastal Kids Preschool is a non-profit, and we fundraise for approximately one-third of every child’s tuition. We also provide scholarships for those children who might not be able to afford a quality program. We are grateful to our community donors and sponsors for supporting our mission — to provide a quality preschool education for all children, regardless of income or ability.

Annual fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

WHAT: Enjoy abundant appetizers, live jazz music by The Novel Jazz Trio, cash bar, and fabulous silent auction items!

WHERE: At the 1812 Farm, 1297 Bristol Road, Bristol.

TICKETS are $40 each and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets using the link below.

AUCTION ITEMS are listed below… keep scrolling!

Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets page to purchase your ticket

Can’t come?  Make a donation now through PayPal!


  1. BARGEMON, Cote D’Azur, France!  A Studio Apartment for one week, between March 10th, 2019 to March 10th, 2020—blackout during September 2019. Dates agreed upon based on availability. Discover fountains, winding walkways, shops, museums, restaurants, cafés, and bakeries inside this medieval village.
  2. FOUR TICKETS TO “A BRONX TALE” APRIL 4TH, 2019, AND $200 AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CERTIFICATE – Boston Opera House, part of “Broadway in Boston”, use the gift certificate for a dinner or for a night’s stay in Boston.
  3. Trip for Two to Cabbage Island – Take a boat ride to Cabbage Island for a clambake for two. Watch lobsters and steamers being prepared in seawater at the water’s edge—a real Down East tradition. (Mid-June to Mid-September 2019)
  4. Ornamental Tree – You choose the type and it will be delivered and planted by Dennis Anderson. Enjoyment for years to come.
  5. Haul Your Own Lobsters – Pick a morning or afternoon and try your hand at the age-old art of lobstering. Enjoy cruising the Damariscotta River, haul traps, measure lobsters, fill bait bags with Captain Alden McFarland, all aboard the 30’ F/V “Miss Ann”. Available mid-June to mid-September 2019.
  6. Mook Sea Farm Tour – This is a unique opportunity to tour the Mook Sea Farm harvesting process, which produces 80 to 100 million juvenile oysters annually from the Damariscotta River. The tour for eight concludes with a generous tasting of raw oysters paired with wine to complement. (Best in late May or early June 2019)
  7. Wawenock Golf Club –  One-year membership!
  8. Sailing Adventure on the “Snowball” –  Dirk and Linda Brunner will host a party of four people on their boat. The trip begins at Clark’s Cove and includes lunch. (2019 season)
  9. Tour of Hog Island for Six – Enjoy a magical day of touring and hiking on Hog Island. Join Juanita Roushdy, President of the Friends of Hog Island and expert guide, for a short boat ride, tour of the facilities, bird watching, and light refreshments. Best between May and September 2019. Time by agreement.
  10. Two Nights at the Hotel Pemaquid – Enjoy a two-night stay at the beautiful Hotel Pemaquid located at the end of the gorgeous peninsula of Pemaquid Point. (May or June 2019 or September or October 2019)
  11. Family-Heirloom-Quality Quilt – Lovingly made by Joanne Moore.
  12. Dinner for Four at the Contented Sole – Casual, coastal cuisine and great sunsets on the Pemaquid Harbor! Does not include alcohol, tax, or gratuity. (2019 season)
  13. Ocean Blue Fitness 2-Week Trial – Fitness Assessment, functional movement screen, a program written just for you, 2 semi-private appointments/week and access to classes. Nontransferable to other Ocean Blue services or products.
  14. Meadowsweet Inn for Dogs – Your pup will enjoy three nights at Newcastle’s Meadowsweet Inn, a kennel-free, small playgroup, family atmosphere.
  15. Maine Maritime Museum Tickets
  16. Artful Silhouettes (2) hand-crafted by Ruth Monsell  – Lovely family heirlooms to be cherished for generations
  17. One-hour Massage by Anne Pathik
  18. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Family Membership.
  19. Bigelow Lab Tour–Enjoy a personal tour of the LEED Platinum Science and Education Campus on the East Boothbay waterfront.  The visit will include an opportunity to meet several Bigelow scientists in their labs, peer through a microscope at tiny organisms, and learn all about the oxygen we breathe. Mutually agreed upon date in 2019.
  20. Portland Sea Dogs – Four certificates for box seats for 4 fans

Annual Events

Our Board of Directors and Parent Group sponsor a variety of fundraising events.  Funds raised support our tuition assistance program as well as general operating expenses.

2014 Spaghetti Dinner

2014 Spaghetti Dinner

Past fundraisers conducted by our Parents and Staff include fall flower bulb sales, Roundtop Ice Cream sales, CloseBuy Maine made products, a winter “Get Out of Town” event, and our Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle.  It was through the tireless efforts of the Parent Group that we were able to purchase our state of the art accessible playground equipment!

Contribute Financially
In order to maintain the quality of our programs, we depend on your generosity. Coastal Kids Preschool greatly appreciates any and all contributions.

Please mail your checks to: 12 Jackie’s Trail, Damariscotta, ME  04543.

Donate Online

Donate securely online using PayPal.

In-Kind Donations

Coastal Kids is always looking for materials, equipment and supplies for the classroom and office. Contact us at 207-563-5335 if you’d like to make an in-kind donation.  In-kind donations are tax deductible.

iGive makes helping Coastal Kids Preschool free and automatic. When you signup for a free account, CKP will earn money every time you shop online.
The iGive Button is a simple browser app. It tells stores that you want a percentage of every purchase you make donated to your favorite cause or charity, at no cost to you.

Recycle  Ink Cartridges

Drop your used ink cartridges off at CKP! We get a $2 mechandise credit at Staples for every cartridge. Your donations enable us to purchase needed office supplies and teaching materials. If you or your business would like to arrange a regular pick-up of ink cartridges,  just let us know!

Returnable Bottles
  CKP has an account at The Bottle King Centers in Newcastle and Damariscotta. Just drop off your returnables and indicate the proceeds should go towards CKP. Each contribution, no matter how small makes a difference.

CKP has an account  at Young’uns consignment shop on Main Street, Business Route 1, in Damariscotta.  When you bring in your gently worn children’s clothing items and toys,  just ask them to put the proceeds on the CKP school account.

How Can I Help?

  • Volunteer at a school fundraiser
  • Minor repairs to building and grounds
  • School and playground maintenance
  • Participate in the parent group
  • Join the Board of Directors
  • Drive on a field trip
  • Support out Scholastic book program
  • Donate supplies (snacks, cleaning supplies, paper goods)
  • Donate a skill
  • Tell us your particular skills or interests and we’ll find a job for you!

2019 Sponsors

Coastal Kids Preschool is grateful to our 2019 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

Reny's ad and linkDamariscotta Hardware link

 Blue Dolphin Level Sponsors:

king eider's ad and linkBath Savings Institution Company logo and linkFirst National Bank logo and link

Gray Dolphin Sponsors:

Legacy Properties

Lincoln County Publishing

Mexicali Blues

Miles Memorial Hospital League

Starfish Sponsors:

Bruce A. Bachelder, CPA

Chase Associates, Inc.

Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co.

H.M. Payson

Horch Roofing

Lincoln Medical Partners

Tenji, Inc.

Minnow Sponsors:

Ames Supply

Foot & Ankle Associates

Full Circle Direct Primary Care (DPC)

Hammond Lumber Company

Newcastle Chrysler

Supplies Unlimited

Periwinkle Sponsors:

Bayside Plumbing

Cheney Insurance

Drs. Davis and Albert

Hannaford Damariscotta

J. Edward Knight & Company

Newcastle Realty

Rightway Electric Services, Inc.

Seacoast Catering & Lobster Bakes

Stackhouse Landscaping

Yankee Pride Transportation

2012 Capital Campaign Sponsors

Our ongoing gratitude to the following sponsors for their contributions to the 2012 capital campaign:


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12 Jackie's Trail, Damariscotta, ME 04543 •

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