May 13, 2010

Preschool Comes to the Walker Elementary School!

Filed under: Preschool — Sue Dirosario @ 12:53 pm

by Broadreach Family & Community Services
May 13, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that Broadreach Family & Community Services, in partnership with SAD#3, is offering an Early Childhood Inclusive Education Program (ECIP) for preschool aged children at the Walker School this coming September.  The program‘s operation of hours will be Monday through Friday , 9 to 3 with before and after care available to families needing extended care.  Broadreach offers subsidized tuition to eligible families with support from the Maine Department of Health & Human Services.

Similar to some of our other Broadreach Preschool Sites, this new classroom’s curriculum will be designed to meet the individual developmental and educational goals of the children enrolled.   Our caring, certified, experienced teachers plan the curriculum around the child’s unique needs, interests and strengths.  The classroom will be well-equipped with a variety of educational materials and toys to stimulate and challenge children.  The children will have the opportunity through the planned play activities to develop the skills necessary to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.   The daily storytelling, book sharing, song and movement activities nurture the young child’s language development and his or her first steps toward learning to read.  And as they attend school at the Walker Elementary School during their preschool year, they become familiar with the wonderful Walker School staff, adjust to the routines of the school and adapt to the idea of being in the Walker facility. In addition, they will use the outside play area and the gym. They may even be invited to participate in various reading activities with a ‘reading buddy’ from one of the higher grades. The daily routine encourages each child’s development of self discipline, self esteem and creativity. 

The ECIP program at Walker School will offer children and their families:

  • A rich , early educational experience
  • Program licensed by the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Certified Early Childhood educators
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Early language and literacy enriched High Scope curriculum
  • On going screening and assessments to measure the skills children are gaining
  • Indoor and outdoors activities
  • Preschool/ elementary school/parent partnership that supports a seamless transition  to kindergarten
  • Services to children with special learning and developmental needs


Broadreach is a private, non profit agency and has provided high quality services for young children and their families since 1983 in Waldo County.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! For more information about enrolling your child into this program, please contact Mary Bailey, Early Childhood Education Programs Director, at mbailey@brmaine.org or 338-2200 ext.304.  Broadreach is very excited about this opportunity to come to the Liberty area and be a part of your child’s early years.

May 4, 2010


Filed under: Teens — Sue Dirosario @ 11:09 am

 Rockland After-School Alliance (RASA) is gearing up for its second summer of free day camp for Rockland area youth.

 Programs begin June 21st and are open to students entering 6-9th grade in the Fall of 2010. 

Camps run at RDMS Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Activities will include cooking, hiking, volunteering, art and sports.  Visit www.youthlinksonline.org/RASA for complete program descriptions and registration information.

 Registration opens on May 3rd for Rockland, South Thomaston and Owls Head residents. 

 RASA, a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, is a partnership between Youthlinks, a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, and RSU 13.