Daycare - Preschool & After school Care
Eyes of the World Discovery Center Nature-Based Preschool Ages 2-5
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?
- Building forts
- 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.
|Pricing & Enrollment Options|
Pre-school (2&3 year olds)
Pre-school (2&3 year olds)
7:00am - 5:30pm
Pre-K (4&5 year olds)
Pre-K (4&5 year olds)
Mon-Fri (2+ days/wk)
Second child discount for full time children — take $20 off your weekly rate!
School Year Session
September 2, 2019 - June 19, 2020
Full Year Session
September 2, 2019 - August 26, 2020
Pre-School: To be enrolled in Pre-School, a child must be age 2 on or before October 15th of the school year that is beginning in September.
Pre-K: To be entered in Pre-K, a child must be age 4 on or before October 15th of the school year that is beginning in September.
If you are interested in more information or going on the waiting list, please contact Cindy Denault at 207.439.3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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S.A.F.E. AFterschool program
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.
$25 enrollment fee per child is required. Credit/Debit Card or electronic check is required for payments starting this year. Payments will be automatically withdrawn on payment due dates. More information in the parent packet.
School vacation days also available for $35/day
Kittery Community Center Summer Camps
NEW for Summer 2019 – Kittery Community Center Summer Camps are changing! Three separate smaller camps with their own check-in, check-out, and classroom space. More specific age-related games, activities, and trips per camp. Separate counselors for each camp that are with the same campers all summer and for the entire day. All transportation is contracted out to a local bus company.
- June 24-August 23, 2019 (No camp July 4)
- 9 weeks of camp; 3 camps; 45 spots available in each
- All camps run 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday – Friday
- Free lunch program available Monday – Friday all summer.
Lil’ Campers – Ages 5 (by 6/24/19) to entering 1st grade
Junior Explorers – Entering 2nd grade to entering 4th grade
Adventurers – Entering 5th grade to entering 8th grade
Early Registration Pricing – Must register and pay by May 24th
Lil’ Campers: $165/week
Junior Explorers: $165/week
(15% increase for non-Kittery residents)
Regular Pricing – Price after May 24th
Lil’ Campers: $185/week
Junior Explorers: $185/week
(15% increase for non-Kittery residents.)
There are no daily sign-ups for Kittery Community Center Summer Camp programs. No exceptions.