Providing an inclusive, developmentally appropriate, language-based curriculum for preschool children of all incomes and abilities
Dreams Do Come True!
Our expansion has been completed!    We moved into our beautiful, new expanded facility in January. We held  our official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony  April 23rd and honored all of our funding partners and donors who helped us realize our dream.

Spring is here at CKP! Ready for the Grand Opening!
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting April 23rd 2012


Parents work to install our new swingset

Spreading mulch to get ready for the Grand Opening!

Nov. 2011-siding going on, interior insulation, electrical , roofing finishing.

October 2011-Roof is on, doors and windows going in


Aug. 11-Foundation of building was completed-footers put in and cement poured. drainage system put in just before "Irene" arrived!

July 2011-Digging has begun and ledge found. A week of drilling and blasting! Our circular driveway is nearly complete.




June 2011

Bid won by Catalano Construction. Official groundbreaking ceremonies held June 13th!

Site work began June 28th with tree removal and demolishing of our studio

June 2011-Tree removal starts!

The anticipated completion date is the end of December !

May 2011

Received funding from USDA Rural Development to expand the preschool

To all who have generously helped make this project a reality we send our heartfelt thanks and hope you will join us when we announce our  Open House.

For the complete news releases see our press releases under “News”.

For weekly updates on our project and more photos find us on facebook!

Read our Case Statement for details on this exciting project  and to see how you can continue to help us .

We have been very fortunate to have garnered wide corporate, community and private support to help underwrite the costs of our new building. Our Board of Directors successfuly raised $150,00 of the total one million dollar cost of the project.  Major donors to our effort thus far are Damariscotta Bank and Trust, The First, Bath Savings, the King Eider’s Pub, Murder Mystery USA and the Reny Foundation.  In addition, scores of individuals have donated time, money and talent to the process. Coastal Kids is very grateful for this support. We could not have done it without you! 

Dan Daigneault, President and Chief Executive Officer of The First, presents Priscilla Congdon, Director of Coastal Kids, and Martha Lynch, President of the Board at Coastal Kids, with a $5,000 donation.

Martha Lynch, President Of CKP's Board of Directors, welcomes supporters to the Capital Campaign celebration at the Flory's

A series of events have been kicked off, culminating in a gathering of 100 people at the home of Rob and Kathleen Flory in Walpole.  Supporters could see the scale model of the new school,  view the school’s new website, designed by board member, Joshua Jacobs and hear a brief presentation by the CKP Building Committee.  Food for the party was donated by the King Eider’s Pub, and wine by Eberle Vineyards.

 Please make a commitment to support the mission and goals of Coastal Kids preschool by making a donation to our  “A Critical Step”  building fund campaign.

Checks can be mailed to :

Coastal Kids Preschool
12 Jackie’s Trail
Damariscotta, ME 04543

(indicate that funds should go to the Capital Campaign)

Donations of $1,000 or more can be  made over a period of 3 years.

Gifts of Stock  

Gifts of stock can be donated through our account at the First Advisors.

Contact them through their website

or at 207-563-1900, or 1-866-563-1900.

Thank you for your support!

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12 Jackie's Trail, Damariscotta, ME 04543 •

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