An Exciting Journey To Kindergarten

Prepare Your Child For Their Next Academic Step Through Curriculum, Support, And Resources

An Exciting Journey
To Kindergarten

Prepare Your Child For Their Next Academic Step Through Curriculum, Support, And Resources

Pre-K | 4 - 5 Years | Serving Lewiston, ME

Learning Designed For Kindergarten Readiness

Children prepare for Kindergarten with solid pre-reading, early reading skills, essential addition, and subtraction. Your child’s teacher reinforces colors, numbers, shapes, health and safety, science, transportation, animals, and the seasons, so your child feels more than ready.
Learning Designed For Kindergarten Readiness
2 Curricula Drive Your Child's Success Now

2 Curricula Drive Your Child's Success Now

Teachers combine the Frogstreet© curriculum and LEARN developed by Chantel Pettengill to meet your child’s needs. Themes change monthly, and children’s lessons are always age-appropriate and meant to prepare your child for their next academic steps.

Put The Focus on Your Child In Small Classes

Your child is in a class that meets or exceeds state staff-student ratios. Your child’s teacher can focus on their individual needs while helping them learn on their timeline. Learning centers give teachers tools to customize your child’s experience.
Put The Focus on Your Child In Small Classes
Potty Training And Self-Care For Well-Rounded Education

Potty Training And Self-Care For Well-Rounded Education

Heading to Kindergarten is a big step in independence for your child. Self-care and potty-training skills have a significant focus, as well as communicating bathroom needs. Your child is comfortable and confident in their self-care abilities.

New Social-Emotional Skills That Will Boost Confidence

Your child discovers how to follow classroom directions, play and work with others, and become accustomed to a school day’s structure. Their teacher monitors emotional development and helps them handle their feelings in age and classroom-appropriate manner.
New Social-Emotional Skills That Will Boost Confidence
Ample Time To Play And Explore Outside

Ample Time To Play And Explore Outside

Learning and play come together to give children time to explore a natural classroom within a 5,000 square foot outdoor space. Spark your child’s imagination with free play where they develop a genuine interest in environmental processes.

Safety, Health, And Security Are Always Our Top Priority

Your child’s safety and security are always a top priority. Play areas have a fence and security cameras, and visitor protocols mean your child is in good hands at all times. The staff has the training needed to ensure your child’s safety.

Safety, Health, And Security Are Always Our Top Priority
Capture Special Moments With A Communication App

Capture Special Moments With A Communication App

The Procare Engage© app means you can stay in touch with your child’s progress daily through photos, activity updates, announcements, and more directly to your computer or smartphone. Be a part of your child’s development as they hit milestones.

You Are A Partner In Your Child's Academic Journey

Come join in on the fun during celebrations and special events and provide support and input. Your family is part of our community, and communication is vital to provide the services you expect and deserve.
Proven Quality Of Care Promises A Bright Future

Proven Quality Of Care Promises A Bright Future

Commitment to quality, service, and safety makes you confident in our Quality for ME Step 3 provider status. Your child is sure to receive the best care possible, and you can trust that you made the right choice.

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"Our daughter (13 months old) loves Pettengill Academy! Highly recommended!"
"Our daughter (13 months old) loves Pettengill Academy! Highly recommended!"
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All the staff clearly know the kids well and care for them like they are all a part of a big family. The communication is excellent even when we all have to take extra precautions and distance in the pandemic. We trust that she is safe and happy and thriving in her care - we get regular updates through the app!

- Katherine Johnston

"I was so happy that someone recommended Pettengill Academy to me!"
"I was so happy that someone recommended Pettengill Academy to me!"
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I love them so much that they were one of the first people I told when I was pregnant with my second child as I couldn't imagine sending my kids anywhere else. I could never thank them enough for the care they provide my boys and I won't know what to do when my kids are old enough for school and leave them.

- Jennifer Lane

"We enjoy the app they use to relay day to day for our kiddo"
"We enjoy the app they use to relay day to day for our kiddo"
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Our son has gained so many skills, social and academic. We enjoy the app they use to relay day to day for our kiddo - from what he’s eating, his mood, and pictures! The owners are responsive to our sons needs and ours as parents. Our son is excited everyday we drop him off and it’s a breath of fresh air.

- Jordan Holmes

"The Montessori style is very beneficial to young children. Highly recommend this school!"
"The Montessori style is very beneficial to young children. Highly recommend this school!"
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I'm very pleased with the environment they provide for children. She is infinitely happier and thrives in big group dynamics, which they provide. The communication is excellent between you, the director and the teacher, regardless of COVID 19. I also really applaud their efforts of teaching. Highly recommend this school!

- Hannah Toye

"I do highly recommend Pettengill Academy for anyone new joining!"
"I do highly recommend Pettengill Academy for anyone new joining!"
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My son was at a previous day care, and he would come home with bite marks on his arms, and scratches on his face, and it seemed like nothing was being done about it. I feel I don't have to worry about this now. They post what they do during the day and have a real good schedule with a healthy lunch they serve.

- Jen Madore

"Each member of the staff is loving, and we work as a team"
"Each member of the staff is loving, and we work as a team"
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With a kind environment and great core values, Pettengill Academy has been a rewarding place to work. When there are issues, management promptly addresses it in a professional yet straightforward manner. Seeing the faces of the bright and wonderful children makes each day one to look forward to.

- Makayla Bonney

"It’s a wonderful place with a system for kids of all ages to grow and develop while having fun!"
"It’s a wonderful place with a system for kids of all ages to grow and develop while having fun!"
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It’s a nice positive professional facility. In terms of growth and development; My kids came home different in a positive outlook their first day. Their Hi Mamma app keeps you up to date throughout the day and can be used to communicate with staff. I feel my girls are in good hands here and they constantly keep progressing.

- Stephen Bennett

"The staff are very friendly and I love the app they use that keeps me updated throughout the day. "
"The staff are very friendly and I love the app they use that keeps me updated throughout the day. "
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I enrolled my daughter into Pettengill Academy two months ago! They even let me bring her in three days early for a few hours to get a feel for it before I had to go back to work, which was very comforting to me. The app also lets me speak to the teachers working with my daughter directly and they're always quick to respond!

- Kristen Brailey

"My family highly recommends Pettengill Academy to anyone and everyone!"
"My family highly recommends Pettengill Academy to anyone and everyone!"
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My husband and I are teachers in the Lewiston community, and we are very selective with the adults we trust to care for our children. Pettengill Academy has been our regular daycare for over three years now, and we are so happy with our experience. We are so happy to be part of the PA family. 🙂

- Brianne Daigle

"She has so much fun, loves all the teachers and can’t wait to go each day!"
"She has so much fun, loves all the teachers and can’t wait to go each day!"
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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.

- Aimee Griffith

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