The town of Damariscotta was recently awarded a $50,000 community development block grant for a private, onsite pre-kindergarten program at the Central Lincoln County YMCA. The implementation of the program at the Y will be a new and expanded service to meet the need for full-day childcare and pre-K programs.
Grant funding will support the staffing costs for a professional pre-K lead instructor and curriculum, which will include reading, writing, math and numbers, science, social skills, and creative arts.
The program will support children ages 3 and 4 with the goal of having 15 children participating in the first year.
The addition of the pre-K program will also allow the CLC YMCA Childcare Center in Nobleboro more space to grow its infant and toddler classrooms and provide a better separation of programs to meet the needs of each age group.
The Y is now accepting enrollment applications and is actively seeking a lead teacher for the pre-K program. Employment applications and pre-K enrollment packets are available at the Y, at 525 Main St. in Damariscotta, at the CLC YMCA Childcare Center, at 8 Sand Hill Road in Nobleboro, or online at clcymca.org. Applicants interested in the lead teacher position are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
For more information, contact Sally Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the child care center at 563-8871.
The CLC YMCA is a key collaborative leader improving the quality of life for all by being the champion for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
For information about any of the Y’s programs or events, go to clcymca.org.