Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.

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Waldo County YMCA
157 Lincolnville Avenue - Belfast, ME 04915 - 207.338.4598

A 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization.


YMCA Preschool Registration for 2019/2020 school year
begins June 3, 2019 !


Waldo County YMCA Preschool

Contact Jen Johnson for more information 338-4598 or at

We follow the RSU 71 School Calendar.

Subject to change at the discretion of the YMCA

We are very excited about sharing the classroom with you, and your children, here at the Waldo County YMCA! Our Preschool provides a safe, fun and comfortable setting where children and their families can build positive relationships. Your child will be involved in a variety of activities such as discovery, gym-swim time, art, outdoor play, science, music writing and reading. We have a strong focus on early reading activities where we often engage in finding and “hearing” the letters of the day. Early literacy is so important in our program; studies have found that if you read to a child for 20 minutes or more a day, they will likely become lifelong readers…feel free to borrow books from our class library!

Our school year will also have exciting opportunities
for our preschoolers, such as field trips and 5210 Let’s Go!
Swim lessons are part of our Preschool Program!

The Waldo County YMCA Preschool is open Monday through Friday. The Preschool will follow the RSU 71 school calendar* , including holidays, snow days and vacations. *subject to change at the discretion of the Waldo County YMCA

Half Days: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Extended Care: (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) (3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

3 (by October 15) to age 5 and must be fully potty-trained.

Payments are expected on the first of the week unless prior written arrangements have been made with the Preschool Director. As a non-profit organization, we rely on prompt payments.


We ask that you are prompt in picking up your child at the end of class. A late charge of $1.00 per minute, per child, will be applied to the next week’s tuition bill. A two week written notice is required if you wish to withdraw your child from the program.

We ask that you accompany your child inside the room each day. We cannot accept the responsibility for any child dropped off outside. Please sign your child in at the beginning and out at the end of class. If you are going to be out of town or have an appointment, please notify us in the morning. Please call if you are going to be late for pick up due to an emergency, or if a pre-authorized person is going to pick up your child. WE WILL NOT ALLOW A CHILD TO LEAVE WITH ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Please feel free to communicate any concerns you may have regarding program policies or staff to the Preschool Director so that the issue may be dealt with promptly. We love positive feedback as well!!

All parents are encouraged and welcomed to volunteer or observe at any time. If you would like to be a regular volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application at the front desk.

There may be on occasion, a field trip. These are considered an important part of the educational program as well. We will give advanced notice if we will be taking a field trip.

Durable, washable, comfortable clothes are recommended. Each child should have one COMPLETE change of clothing to keep in their cubby. Please label all of your child’s clothing to help avoid confusion. We request that ALL personal items remain at home.

Illness is always an issue in a group setting; however, under no circumstances should a child be brought to the program if he/she has a contagious illness. It is very difficult for staff to give a sick child the comfort and attention he/she will need when there is a class to run. Parents must also notify the Preschool Director immediately when the child contracts any communicable illness other than a cold.

We try to help each child understand that we have rules that must be followed for safety and health. We stress the importance of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Staff will follow rules regarding acceptable behavior that reflect realistic expectations for the age and development of the children.

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