• Year round early care and education for children 6 weeks to 5 years Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 5PM
  • Four age groups fully inclusive mainstream classrooms
  • Handicap accessible building and facilities
  • Serves nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack sponsored in part by the USDA Child Care Food Program


The Creative Curriculum as well as the Maine Early Learning Guidelines guide curriculum in the areas of literacy, math, science, arts, social studies and practical life, and technology. Teachers actively engage each child in exploring, experimenting, problem-solving, being creative, and constructing meaning in interest areas including blocks, dramatic play, creative arts, reading, sand and water, music and movement, games, and the outdoors.

Children are offered a combination of teacher-directed large and small group activities as well as ample opportunities for self-directed exploration building build on experiences absorbed at their own rate. In these ways, children develop fine and gross motor abilities, sensory and cognitive skills, social and emotional awareness, and important self-help skills.

Children are the heart and soul of the Children’s Center. We work to foster independence, autonomy, and trust. Children are encouraged to expand their capabilities, internalize limits, make decisions, and understand the consequences of their actions. We understand and value individual differences such as temperament, interests, learning styles, and life experiences when responding to children.

Family Partnerships

Our message to families is that you are always welcome here and we can learn from you. You are entitled to know what is happening in the program and we will share in the care of your child. All classroom teachers welcome parent visits to the classroom at any time. We invite you to join your child at mealtime. These visits are very special and can give you an idea of his or her daily routine, activities, friends, and life here at the Center.

Who We Are

Gina – Director

Gina has worked for more than 10 years at Belfast Area Children’s Center. She has more than 40 years of experience in both Community Action Childcare Programs and corporate childcare. She is interested in language and social-emotional development of young children and children with disabilities. She was born in New York and her favorite place is Acadia National Park. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, and shopping. But her favorite thing to do besides being with family is working with children.

Tanya – Administrative Manager

Tanya has over 25 years of experience at Belfast Area Children’s Center. She enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren and is interested in psychology.

Ashlee – Cook/Nutritionist

Ashlee (Ash) started working at BACC as the Cook in fall 2023. Although this is her
first time working at a childcare facility, she has been in food service for 12+ years. She has 10 years of Restaurant Management experience along with being a Paleo Personal Chef and Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Focusing on quality ingredients, she always makes sure children with dietary restrictions and food sensitivities have what they need to enjoy meals with everyone. Ash enjoys hiking, playing video games, traveling, and living a vibrant life.

Angela – Blue Room

Angela has more than 23 years of childcare experience and has an associates degree in early childhood education. She has trained in Jiu-Jitsu and is almost a black belt in the art.

Sarah – Blue Room

Sarah has had more than 25 years of experience in childcare, all of which have been at Belfast Area Children’s Center. She has many years of experience riding horses and has owned goats, a donkey, and horses throughout her life.

Rebecca – Vanilla Room

Rebecca has over 39 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, childcare, and in elementary schools. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has an interest in occupational therapy and sensory integration. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, walking, and spending time in the natural world. Her favorite place is Flagstaff Lake and the river near her home.

Lilly – Vanilla Room

Lilly has over 6 years of experience working in early childhood education. She graduated from Kennebec Valley Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, dog, and cats.

Ashlie – Toddler Room

Ashlie has more than four years of experience caring for children of all ages. She is attending KVCC for Early Childhood Education. Her hobbies include crocheting, skiing, and baking/cooking. 

Erin – Toddler Room

Erin has over two years of experience caring for children in Early Childhood Education. She received her cosmetology license before realizing her passion was caring for children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cat, dogs, and family.

Natalie – Infant Room

Natalie has more than 4 years of experience caring for children of all ages. She is currently attending KVCC and working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cats, nieces, and nephew.

Anne – Infant Room

Anne has more than 35 years of childcare experience working in the infant, toddler, and vanilla rooms at Belfast Area Children’s Center. She has interest in moral development, brain development, and non neurotypical development. She enjoys gardening, swimming, hiking, and carpentry. Her favorite place is under waterfalls or in pools. Something interesting about Anne is that she once had a job in a wildlife refuge in Peru and had a pet baby giant anteater.

Bella – Infant Room

Bella has two years of childcare experience and is currently working toward her degree in elementary education. She is interested in infant/toddler development and culturally responsive teaching. She likes spending time playing volleyball and painting as well as being with her family and she grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Contact Us

Director: Regina Madden
Belfast Area Child care Services
1025 Waterville Rd.
Waldo, ME 04915
Phone: (207) 342-5535
FAX: (207) 342- 2124
[email protected]