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


My daughter and son, now 8 and 6 respectively, both attended Kids Count Learning Center for two years prior to attending Kindergarten.
The moment I had my first meeting with Crystal, I knew instantly that my children were going to be in a safe, nurturing place. This was important for me since I became a stay-at-home mother after my daughter was born. I didn’t want to leave my children with just anyone. Crystal and JoJean are not “just anyone”. They loved and cared for my children even better than I anticipated. They are passionate about educating children and their demeanor shows this. The line between fun and discipline is almost invisible. They are the most even tempered ladies I know! 🙂

Crystal and JoJean got to know my children and built a trusting relationship with them within days of them attending. I cannot say enough about the role they played in shaping my children’s futures in learning. To this day, my children talk about “Miss Crystal and Miss JoJean”, and how they want to go back and visit. That alone tells me what a wonderful place Kids Count Learning Center is.


Shannon Bizier – Oakland

My grandson went to Miss Crystal’s and he is now almost 12. When Kyle saw Miss Crystal just a few months ago in a store (in line) he went up and gave her a Big Hug. He had wonderful memories there and still talks about Miss Crystal and Miss JoJean

Theresa Glidden – Waterville