Our Families


Good communication is of the utmost importance.  We welcome questions, feedback, or discussions of any kind that are oriented towards the positive outcome for the children. Sensitive issues will be discussed in private at a mutually beneficial time. The Preschool Handbook is supplied in an effort to answer many of your questions and create a mutual understanding of our organization.

Two parent conferences are offered during the preschool year: one in the late fall season and another in the spring. Either the parent or the teacher may request additional conferences if there is a special reason or concern.

Parents are encouraged to visit the preschool at any time. If the teacher is not free to speak with you, please understand that the children come first during class time. A special call hour may be arranged or leave message when it is convenient to contact you. The director can also be reached anytime through the preschool email:  islesboropreschool12@gmail.com

Enrollment Guidelines

Children who are two and a half years of age through kindergarten age are eligible to enroll in the Preschool programs. Children who are 3 months through two and a half are eligible for the Infant/Toddler program. The developmental needs of the child are also a consideration of program eligibility. Classrooms will fulfill the best developmental groups possible to meet the needs of all children involved and meet licensing guidelines.

A child must be two years and six months before September 1st OR three years old before October 15th to be eligible for the preschool group. Children who start preschool before their third birthday will be on a trial basis to decide if the child is developmentally prepared for this experience. The teacher will make the decision with the parents for the child to continue or not after a minimum two –week observation period. If the decision is made that the child is not developmentally ready for preschool at this time, the child can participate in the Toddler program until the age of three.

A registration packet must be completed and returned within the first week of attendance with an annual family registration fee of $25.00. This registration packet information is to ensure that your child will get the very best care possible and satisfies the record keeping requirement of state licensing guidelines. All forms will be reviewed annually. If there are any changes of information, please notify the director to update your records. There is no registration fee for the ten week summer program. Enrollment is open throughout the year.

Fall Preschool News

We may be a small preschool program, but we go through all of the routines that any childcare program does in the early fall, welcoming new families and creating routines for our students as they adjust to coming to school each day. Both the infant/toddler and... read more

Summer Raffle Madness

ANNOUNCING THE PRESCHOOL SUMMER RAFFLE The dedicated parents of the Islesboro Preschool have brought together donations from over 25 generous island businesses and individuals to offer the first (perhaps annual) Preschool Summer Raffle.   RAFFLE ITEMS INCLUDE: 2-month... read more

Summer Camp – Open for Registration!

Summer Preschool Program Licensed by the State of Maine Open spots for Ages 3 to 5 years – June 26 thru September 1, 2015 In Mid- July our new facility will open and we will begin accepting Infants, Babies and Toddlers. FUN, Crafts, Island Explorations.... read more
No Fossil Fuels Here!

No Fossil Fuels Here!

The new preschool building has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible, using little to no fossil fuels. As the photos below show, we are using sprayed-on closed cell foam on all exterior walls.  This type of insulation has a very high R-value (a measure... read more
The Progress Doesn’t Stop

The Progress Doesn’t Stop

We continue to be amazed and excited by the progress that is made every day on the new building.  Here are a few shots of the plumbing and electrical work going in.  And yes – we really do have a roof!  The Preschoolers are going to be well provided for in our... read more


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