Welcome to Kids Count Learning Center 

 As your child’s educator, I am committed to offering your child a quality educational program in a secure and supportive environment. The purpose of Kids Count Learning Center is to assist your child, both emotionally and academically, for one of life’s biggest transitions – Entering School.  

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KIDS COUNT was voted Best Preschool in the greater Waterville area 3 years in a row.

KIDS COUNT Preschool Program is designed to aid in the growth of the whole child. Our program enhances spiritual, physical, social, psychological and intellectual development. Therefore, making transition into school easier for your child.

Throughout the program, each child’s individual needs and interests are acknowledged. Students are showered with love and praise so that they are excited to complete academic tasks. Each child flourishes since class activities are geared to each developmental level.

Kids Count Learning Center

Class Times:

Class runs from 9 am – Noon

(Drop off time begins at 8:40 am)

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Children Enrolled in Preschool: Serving ages 3 to 5 years of age.

What is Preschool? 

Preschool is NOT daycare.  Preschool, also known as nursery school, is the education that precedes kindergarten.  A typical preschool setting is a classroom that enhances learning by offering educational stations, play centers, and an outdoor play area.  

Our preschool program is a half day program that runs September to mid June.  Our mission is to prepare your child for kindergarten by offering pre-literacy skills, pre-math skills, and letter recognition.

Kids Count Learning Center

53 Mathews Ave, Waterville, Maine

(207) 877-8368


When we starting looking at preschools for our daughter, we found Kids Count and were so impressed with the professionalism of Crystal and Jo Jean and their commitment level to the children.
At our initial meeting with them, we were presented with a curriculum and daily schedule as well as a handbook that clearly described all the procedures and guidelines for the school.

Our daughter attended for two years and loved the school. She built a life altering relationship with Miss Crystal and Miss Jo Jean. I was late calling to register my son for the Novice class and Crystal was full. Crystal graciously made some suggestions of other schools but I told her he would wait for next year as we did not want him in any other school.

The next year, my son attended and fell in love with Miss Crystal and Miss Jo Jean. When it came time for the parent teacher conference, Crystal graciously recommended we not send him to Kindergarten in the fall for academic as well as physical and developmental issues.

Here comes the life changing thing about Kids Count Learning Center – Crystal made a commitment to develop activities to focus on what our son would need to get ready for Kindergarten and prevent him from doing the same things two years in a row. Thanks to the dedication of Crystal and Jo Jean our son went to Kindergarten with all the skills he needed to be successful. He not only had the academics but the social skills and knowledge of how to act in a classroom, listening, following directions, making good choices.

He still, two years later is asking to return to Kids Count Learning Center. Crystal and Jo Jean gave both of our children a great foundation to build their education on. We are so grateful for these two wonderful ladies.

Pamela Atwood – Belgrade

I went to Kids Count Learning Center from 1998 to 2000. I am now graduating from Messalonskee High School and still think about my time in Pre-School. It was there that I learned to read and write and just have fun. I remember that we learned in ways that were new and exciting. My most vivid memory is of a time when we were learning about pumpkins and the class got to dissect them.. just to see what was inside.
My class used to read in the tree house in the playroom and learn to write in the kitchen. I was in the first graduating class of this school and this is where I got my thirst for learning. Miss Crystal and Miss JoJean were my first teachers and will always be two of my favorites.

Kaileigh Lenentine – Sidney