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We understand what it means to be a busy parent and having to balance working and raising children. Our difference sets us apart from the standard idea of “daycare” because it’s all about the experience for our students and families from our family communication app to our LEARN curriculum helping students with School Readiness to our smaller classroom sizes and our home style cooked foods and snacks.

Our Multi-Curriculum Approach Prepares Students For Future Schooling

Pettengill Academy uses two curriculums to ensure students receive a well rounded early education. The program uses both a High Quality, Research Based Curriculum, FROGSTREET  and LEARN, which was developed by our owner Chantel Pettengill, using her many years of being a public school teacher. The greatest strength of both curriculum is the adaptability to each student while allowing for flexibility with teachers to plan for each student as an individual. Our curriculum focuses on academic development as well as social-emotional development as well while teaching and reinforcing each student’s critical thinking skills. 

Our Students Enter School With The Needed Skills For Success

Our daycare classrooms practice daily skills that will help to prepare your student for future schools such as participation during circle time, walking with classmates in a line down the hallway in addition to basic academic skills. They will develop mastery of these skills early and in an environment in which they feel safe and secure. They will develop self reliance through the repetition of these skills and other age appropriate tasks such as cleaning up after meals, dressing themselves to go outside and other simple jobs around the class. Your student will gain confidence in themselves and allow them to become responsible for themselves and their environment.

Micro-School

Our Natural Playground Will Stimulate Your Student's Imagination and Creativity as well as Build an Appreciation for Nature.

Our Natural Playground is built for exploring, with over 5,000 sq. ft. of natural play space and trees. Daycare students get to develop an appreciation for nature as well as bring back creativity and imagination. Our younger students get to use a 1,000 sq. ft. play space that is rubber matted for a safer environment while allowing them to move, climb and run as well.

Smaller Class Sizes Mean More Individualized Attention

Smaller class sizes! Our daycare classrooms either meet State Max Class size or are below! We understand just how much each student grows and learns in a smaller environment as shown in the chart below : 

Communication is the Foundation for Student Success

Always know what happened in your student’s day!

Our teachers can let you know about your students daily activities through our partnership with HiMama.

From diapers and bottles to naps, meals, activites, pictures and even video. It’s also an easy way to let you know about reminders for supplies and upcoming events.

We Understand What It Means to be a Working Parent.

We offer dependable and reliable care because we understand parents rely on us. We strive to be open during most types of weather and typically close for only 16 days per year which includes Teacher Training Days and Holidays.

A Collaborative Community that Develops Relationships

Our Open Concept daycare allows Pettengill Academy to create a collaborative community between our teachers and our families. Being open concept allows students to become comfortable with all the teachers in our program, and allows for additional security and extra hands when needed.

Home-Style Meals Included

Our students are served Lunch and PM Snack with a 12 week rotating menu. We follow and go above the Federal Food Program Guidelines. The fruits and vegetables we serve are either fresh or frozen, never from a can! Our babies are served homemade baby food following parent instructions.

Family Owned and Operated since 2012

Chantel and Zack Pettengill are both second generation entrepreneurs who understand what it means to be a working parent in these times. Along with our senior management team, They are  on site directly interacting with staff, parents and children. Strong, positive leadership is important for ongoing collaboration and communication between staff, teachers, parents, and children.

“There are so many day cares out there that claim to be safe and great but I can truly say Pettengill Academy is amazing and I would recommend them to any and every parent out there without a doubt.” -Hannah, Parent
Hannah T.
- Parent

What Sets Us Apart

Pettengill Academy By The Numbers

Hours of Training

Over 1000 hours of Training Done a Year By Teachers

Years Offering High Quality Child Care

We opened as a family home child care in 2012 and expanded to where we are now

Years of Experience

Our Owner's Passion and dedication to our youngest students gives PA a strong foundation

Thank you for your interest in PA!

We are thrilled that you are looking for the smartest early education choice for your family! These early years are the most formative and Pettengill Academy welcome’s you to learn what makes us different and why it will make all the difference for your student.

I started my early education journey in 1999 working at a large daycare center, I then went on to the University Of Maine at Farmington and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 2006. I then spent 6 years teaching in the Public School System. During my time teaching middle school students, I realized my heart was pulling me back to teaching our youngest students and setting them up for success for future schooling. So in 2012, we started our childcare adventure with a small home center in the basement of our home. We grew and expanded into our current location in 2015.

Providing quality care is something that we have worked hard to achieve and a part of what makes us the smart choice for childcare! You can contact us here anytime at 207-241-0046.

We thank you again for your interest with us and we look forward to serving your family’s childcare and educational needs and also being a part of your student’s growth and development. We are excited to welcome you to our family! 

Sincerely, 

Chantel and Zack Pettengill

Watch One of the Reasons That Sets Us Apart From The Others

Our Programs

Infants

6 week-12 months

Toddlers

1 – 2 Years

Early Preschool

2-3 Years

Preschool

3-4 Years

Pre-K

4-5 Years

School Age

5-12 Years

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Our youngest daughter has been going to Pettengill Academy since she was 10 months old (she is 4 now) and we couldn't be happier with them. Zack and Chantel are always working to make Pettengill even better than it already is and you can tell they take pride in their work and the childcare center. Our daughter has so much fun learning and playing that she rarely wants to leave at pickup. Another great thing as that they rarely if ever close due to inclement weather which is amazing!

Craig A.

Parent
My daughter has been going to PA since she was 13 weeks old (she is 2 now). She has had very caring and nurturing teachers in every room she has been in. Any time I have had a concern Chantel has immediately responded and made adjustments if necessary. I get live updates and lots of pictures throughout the day. My daughter gets excited when we pull in to the parking lot in the morning and has lots to tell me about all the things they did that day when I pick her up.

Mariah B.

Parent
My daughter has been going here since she was 10 weeks old and I can’t recommend them enough! She has so much fun, loves all the teachers and can’t wait to go each day. They also hardly ever close for weather, which makes it so much easier in the winter when you work for a company that hardly ever closes for weather.

Amy G.

Parent