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Pre-K Program

A Brand New Program for Residents of Sanford-Springvale, Maine

Public Pre-K Program Letter

Dear Families,


We are excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for your child's early education and development. The Sanford/Springvale YMCA is partnering with the Sanford School District to offer a free full-day pre-kindergarten program for the 2024-2025 school year.


This program is available to children who turn 4 years old on or before October 15, 2024, and reside in the Sanford/Springvale community. The program will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be held at the YMCA facility located at 1 Emile Levasseur Drive in Sanford.


Children participate in age-appropriate learning experiences that promote school readiness and support holistic development. Our programs focus on reading and math skills, creativity, health and nutrition, and social-emotional development.


To support your family's needs, the program will provide the following services at no cost:


  • Free nutritious breakfast and lunch provided by Sanford School Nutrition

  • Transportation to and from the YMCA for students enrolled in the day program (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)


Additionally, optional before school care from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and after school care from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be available at a cost for families who require extended hours.


This exceptional opportunity is made possible through the Maine Department of Education Pre-K Community Partnership Grant, which aims to provide high-quality early childhood education experiences for children in our community.


We encourage you to explore this fantastic program and secure a spot for your child. Enrollment is limited to 16 children, so please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your child's place.


For more information or to enroll, please contact Jessica Bouchard at 207-324-4942 or


We look forward to partnering with you in providing a strong foundation for your child's learning and development.


Best regards,


Steve Bussiere                                   

Assistant Superintendent                  

Sanford Schools                                 

Matt Ouellette

Childcare Director

Sanford/Springvale YMCA

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