Daycare - Preschool & Afterschool Care


 Eyes of the World Discovery Center

Nature-Based Preschool Ages 2-5

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Eyes of the World Discovery Center is licensed by the State of Maine and provides our community with an enriching educational experience for children ages 2-5. Our Nature Based preschool empowers our students to become creative, independent and critical thinkers. Through outdoor play our children develop self-esteem, a sense of purpose and the ability to overcome obstacles. These skills support academics in our indoor classroom and build the foundation for future learning.

Our Forest Classroom-  Here at Eyes of the World Discovery Center we offer a unique environment for the children to learn and play in.   Do you remember as a child?

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  • Digging holes “to China”
  • Making mud pies
  • Daydreaming in a special hiding place
  • Swinging on vines

These activities are all nature play:  unstructured childhood play in the outdoors. Nature play isn’t scheduled, planned, or led by adults. Instead, it’s open-ended, free-time exploration and recreation.  For many of us, this sort of nature play virtually defined our childhoods.  The children will be able to enjoy our Forest Classroom year around! Parents and children must understand that these outdoor activities will often get the children wet, dirty, hot and/or cold.

Good outdoor clothes are a must. Children will need to be prepared every day to

go outside. As long as the weather is safe, we will go out and play!

Our Indoor Classrooms- Our beautiful classrooms provide a structured environment that

supports Early Literacy & Math Skills, Cognitive & Sensory Development as well as provides

activities that strengthen Fine & Gross Motor Skills.

 

 

 

"We're very happy with all the staff and your program!  Emma is just joyful when she comes home every day.  It's clear she is not only having a great time but is also doing and learning so much and being well taken care of. " - Amy Van Haren

 

 

"While speaking with various members of the staff at Mitchell School about Jacqueline's preschool experience and her readiness for kindergarten, I often felt like I had enrolled my daughter at the Harvard of preschools!  I was told that kids who had been with Dawn for preschool come to kindergarten with the skills they need to be successful students, both academically and socially. It was a great feeling as a parent to know that my daughter had been at a preschool that was so highly regarded by the staff at Mitchell and had been taught by an educator with whom people have evident confidence in and respect for." - Meaghan Dunn

 

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If you are interested in our program, please contact Dawn Jenkins, Early Childhood Supervisor

207-439-3800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 


 S.A.F.E. Afterschool Program

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S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Enrichment) is our afterschool program for children in grades K-8.  This program, licensed by the State of Maine, is designed to support parents who need a safe place to send their children after school.  The S.A.F.E. Program is set up to complement your child's school day.  After a long day of highly structured schoolwork, children are offered an opportunity to choose from a wide variety  of fun activities that are enriching, allow for exploration, and give your children a chance to relax.  The S.A.F.E. Program is a recreational and educational program that encourages children to be active and have fun.  The program tries to meet the needs of the local community by providing a quality afterschool program for elementary and intermediate children at an affordable price.

To download the parent handbook, registration forms, waiver and payment schedule, please visit our forms page here: http://www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/download-forms

SAFE Pricing 

If you are interested in our SAFE Afterschool Program, please contact Todd Henley, at 207-439-3800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


  S.A.F.E. Summer Camp

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This program is for children (residents and non-residents) at least 5 years old and entering Kindergarten, through those entering 4th grade.  The program hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm and is housed at the Kittery Community Center.  Sign up for all nine weeks for a discounted price or sign up per week.  

June 26-August 25 (9 weeks)

Full Summer - $1350 - Must be registered and paid in full by May 31, 2017 to receive reduced rate.

Weekly Session - $175 per week - Must be registered and paid in full by June 16, 2017.

**Prices include all trips, transportation, t-shirts, and before & after care. 

Parent handbooks and registration forms can be found at http://www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/download-forms or you can register online by clicking the button below.

 

2017 Summer Calendar

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Other questions, please contact Todd Henley, Recreation Supervisor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 Summer Adventure Camp

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You spoke - We listened!  New trips and programming for Summer 2017!

This program is for children (residents and non-residents) entering 5th-8th grade.  The program hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm and is housed at the Kittery Community Center.  Sign up for all nine weeks for a discounted price or sign up per week. 

June 26-August 25 (9 weeks)

Full Summer - $1485 - Must be registered and paid in full by May 31, 2017 to receive reduced rate

Weekly Session - $190 per week - Must be registered and paid in full by June 16, 2017.

**Prices include all trips, transportation, and before & after care.

 Parent handbooks and registration forms can be found at http://www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/download-forms or you can register online by clicking the button below.

 

2017 Summer Calendar

Adventure 2017

Other questions, please contact Jeremy Paul, Assistant Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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