Inclusive, developmentally appropriate, language-based curriculum to Lincoln County preschool children
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.

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Annual fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, March 10, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

WHAT: Enjoy abundant appetizers, live jazz music by the Novel Jazz Trio, cash bar, and fabulous 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 form below.

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  1. New Orleans, Jazz Capital of the World! Preservation Hall of Jazz, Commander’s Place Jazz Brunch or Dinner with Wine Pairing, 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2!Includes: Admission for 2, including skip-the-line status to the Preservation Hall of Jazz; Jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant; 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable; Round trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New Orleans, LA; Winspire booking and concierge service
  2. Damariscotta River Retreat with Pool! Four bedrooms, two sleeping lofts, and a small bunkhouse with two sets of bunkbeds (HomeAway #983761). This unique property is a wonderful family retreat right on the beautiful Damariscotta River only 1.5 miles from the quaint village of Damariscotta, nestled in 13 acres of private woods and yet close to many attractions. You can kayak to town on one of our kayaks, swim in the river (at high tide, as river is tidal) or in the pool, hike around the property, or read on the relaxing 60 ft. covered river deck.The original log cabin is the living room cabin with stone fireplace and two small sleeping lofts (two single beds in each). There is a kitchen/dining room cabin with a wood stove and a great family table overlooking the river, also a two-bedroom cabin with two bathrooms and laundry room below. These three cabins are connected by a deck and wonderful covered porch. Six bedrooms, sleeps 14 total. Two nights in June or September 2018, dates to be agreed upon based on availability.
  3. Instrument Created by Ned Steinberger, Award Winning Designer! An NS Designs Wav4 electric violin!
  4. Riverside Cottage! Featured on DIY Network’s Maine Cabin Masters, located on the banks of Damariscotta River, with unsurpassed views. One-night stay for two guests in a unique, custom-designed cabin. Includes a tour of the Glidden Point Oyster Farms.


  1. Painting by Erik Minzner, Oil on Canvas, “Winter Light” 18″ x 24″ painting size, 18″ x 30″ framed
  2. Meadowsweet Inn for Dogs – Your pup will enjoy three nights at Newcastle’s Meadowsweet Inn, a kennel-free, small playgroup, family atmosphere.
  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. (2018 season)
  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 2018.
  6. 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 2018.
  7. 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 2018)
  8. Wawenock Golf Club – One-year membership!
  9. 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. (2018 season)
  10. 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, a tour of the facilities, bird watching, and light refreshments. Best between May and September 2018. Time by agreement.
  11. 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 2018 or September or October 2018)
  12. Cruise for Four Aboard M/V White Lady – Two-and-a-half-hour boat ride with Captain Graham and his dog, Coast. (2018 season)
  13. Family-Heirloom-Quality Quilt – Lovingly made by Joanne Moore.
  14. Dinner for Four at the Contented Sole – Casual, coastal cuisine and great sunsets on the Pemaquid Harbor! Does not include alcohol, tax, or gratuity. (2018 season)
  15. Ocean Blue Fitness 3-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.)
  16. 60″ Freshwater Pearl Necklace with Sterling-plated stud earrings featuring Freshwater Pearls – Donated by Lobster Designs 
  17. Maine Maritime Museum Tickets
  18. Artful Silhouettes (2) hand-crafted by Ruth Monsell – Lovely family heirlooms to be cherished for generations.
  19. One-hour Massage by Anne Pathik
  20. $50 gift certificate to the Bradley Inn
  21. Novel Jazz CD’s – For continued enjoyment of the night’s entertainment.
  22. Thistle Inn, Boothbay Harbor –One-night stay and $100 gift certificate toward dinner.
  23. Family-Heirloom Quilt – Lovingly hand-made by Holly Emmons.
  24. Portland Sea Dogs – Two certificates for box sears for 4 fans.
  25. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – Family Membership.

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

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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!

2017 Sponsors

Coastal Kids Preschool is grateful to our 2017 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

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Blue Dolphin Level Sponsors:

Bath Savings Institution Company logo and linkFirst National Bank logo and link

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Gray Dolphin Sponsors:

Colby & Gale, Inc.
Lincoln County News
Miles Memorial Hospital League
Supplies Unlimited

Starfish Sponsors:

Damariscotta Bank & Trust Co.
H M Payson
Lincoln Medical Partners
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Minnow Sponsors:

Camden National Bank
Cheney Insurance Agency
Newcastle Square Realty Associates

Periwinkle Sponsors:

J. Edward Knight & Company
Ocean Blue Fitness
Seacoast Catering & Sprague Point
Tidewater Telecom
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