Karen Filler, president of the board of Coastal Kids Preschool, has announced that Mimi Reeves has been hired as the executive director of Coastal Kids Preschool. Reeves has extensive experience in development and fundraising for notable nonprofits in Massachusetts.
With her master’s degree in organizational development, Reeves has the education, experience, and background required for this position. She is eager to put her skills to work at Coastal Kids Preschool and started her new position Jan. 20. Reeves and her husband Larry came to the Damariscotta area from Massachusetts in 2012.
Mimi shared her thoughts with the Coastal Kids Preschool board. “I am grateful for this opportunity to work for this wonderful organization. I look forward to working with Priscilla Congdon, the amazing teachers, and the very active CKP board.
“It is most exciting to begin during the school’s 20th anniversary year and to continue the growth and practice of providing quality preschool education to the children of Lincoln County.”
Priscilla Congdon, the school’s founder, has assumed the role of education director. She will be responsible for both the teaching staff and the curriculum.
Congdon said, “With the addition of Mimi to our staff, I will be able to concentrate my efforts to our goal of achieving accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYCE). It is an extensive process and represents the “gold standard” for early childhood programs. CKP has been actively pursing NAEYC accreditation for the past year and has formally enrolled in the self-study process.”
Filler said, “The mission of CKP is to provide a developmentally appropriate education for Lincoln County preschool children ages 2 to 5 years, regardless of abilities or family income, through a language-based curriculum in an inclusive setting.
“We reserve one-third of our slots for children with developmental disabilities. Over the last 19 years, over 500 preschoolers have entered kindergarten ready to learn and succeed at their greatest capacity. CKP was fortunate to find a person with Mimi’s qualifications and experience right in Damariscotta. We look forward to her leadership in continuing our mission.”