Pre-school and Pre-k
YWCA of Central Maine Child Care Program offers an excellent staff to child ratio in a true preschool and pre-k environment. Part-time and full-time care are offered in both programs and half-day care is offered for Pre-K. Our classrooms follow the Maine Learning Standards with a balance of free play, significant adult and peer social interaction and an exciting curriculum designed to increase children’s confidence socially and prepare them for the school-years ahead. Breakfast and snacks are provided daily. Two outside play times are built into the daily schedule and playground equipment is specific to the interests and safety of the children in our care.
Rates for Pre-School and Pre-K
Full Time (Monday through Friday): $130 – $135 per week
3 Days a Week: $85 per week
2 Days a Week: $60 per week
Extra days available as space permits: $35 per day
Swim and Enrichment
Swim Lessons and Structured swim time are built into the Pre-School and Pre-K schedules every week at no additional charge. Structured swim is a time for children to enjoy fun and games in the pool with their teachers and classmates. Swim Lessons are taught by certified instructors and a certified lifeguard is on deck at all times.
YWCA of Central Maine School-Age Program is offered at both Martel School and at the YWCA and offers a stimulating, active, creative and fun environment! School-age children from other schools can be bused to the program as well. Other schools served include: Farwell, Geiger, McMahon, and Montello (bused to YWCA), School-Age Care is offered at Martel during regularly scheduled school days only. Vacation, snow care and teacher workshop days will be offered at the YWCA of Central Maine site. School-Age participants qualify to participate in swim and enrichment programs at a deeply discounted rate. School-Age children that attend the YWCA’s afterschool program swim one day a week built into the program at no additional charge.
Rates for School-Age Care
Before School Care: $35 per week
After School Care: $65 per week
Before and After School Care: $90 per week
Extended care: 6:30am – 7:00am $10 per week
5:30pm – 6:00pm $10 per week (Not available at the Martel School)
Vacation Week Care: $140
Holiday, Snow, Teacher Workshop Day Care: $35 per day ( Free snow care for children enrolled in our school-age program)
Drop In Child Care
Monday – Friday 7am-5:30pm – Ages 2.5 to 5 years old
Preschool curriculum, outside play, social interactions, trained and caring staff
Rates for Drop In Child Care
Free to members that are participating in YWCA activities / events
48 Hour notice required
$4/hour for member. each additional child $3
$8/hour for non-member, each additional child $4
Prepaid packages available for 12 and 25 hours of care
Breakfast and snack provided
You must provide these items: Lunch, change of clothes, blanket and pillow (rest from 1pm-3pm)
All the YWCA child care programs are licensed by the state.
Thank you to our neighbor and friend, Lisa-Marie Sasseville from Sasselville Healthy Smiles for volunteering her time to speak to our preschool children about healthy teeth and good oral care. Also thank you for the goody bags of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and more!
Children”s Museum Trip