Belfast Area Child Care Services Incorporated is a small, private non-profit organization with child care centers in Waldo County. Program fees do not fully cover the annual cost of program operations. We rely on individual donations, endowment bequests and private and public grants to supplement programming, classroom materials and equipment, building maintenance, staff salaries and professional development. Funds are also needed to enrich our creative arts and environmental programs. BACCS operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit overseen by an independent board of directors comprised primarily of community members.
Ways to Give
- Donate directly to Belfast Area Child Care Services (see button above)
- Mail a check to Belfast Area Child Care Services, 1025 Waterville Road, Waldo Maine 04915
- CLYNK bottle donation. Donation bags are available at both centers.
- Volunteer your time or expertise
- In-kind donations
- Donate supplies
- In Memoriam Gifts
- Stocks and Bonds Transfers
For all board-related inquiries, contact the Chair of the Board, Madeline Tomlin or the Co-Chair of the Board, Aleka Greeley.
Madeline Tomlin – Chair
My husband Duke and I moved from Portland to Monroe in 1975. We were very lucky to stumble upon such a great area to live. We grew pick your own strawberries for several years and learned gardening, putting food by and heating with wood while raising our son and daughter. I was a part-time bookkeeper and in 1980 I was hired as the bookkeeper for BACCS. While my bookkeeping business grew into full-fledged accounting business BACCS remained with me. In 2015 my daughter took over MTA Accounting and all of BACCS finances are still managed by MTA. My daughter, and all 4 grandchildren attended the program. As a parent of BACC I learned a great deal about raising children. It has been a rewarding relationship.
Aleka Greeley – Co-Chair/Secretary
Aleka Greeley has been on the BACCS board since 2019. She attended both the BACC and Starrett Center as a child. Aleka has many years of childcare experience as a nanny and has traveled abroad to be an Au Pair. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Management, and currently is the Operation Manager for an international software development company. In her free time she enjoys cooking and snowboarding. Aleka sees being on the board of BACCS as a way to ensure that families in this community can benefit from both these wonderful centers, just like her family did!
Kali Tomlin McCarthy – Treasurer
Has been on the board for 10 years. She grew up in Waldo County and attended BACCS from the ages of 3-5 years old. Although the center was located in an entirely different place than it is now, she remembers the excellent food, always being involved in the kitchen and fabulous outdoor adventures looking for frogs in the pond. These values are still are the core of the centers today. She lives in Belfast with her husband and two children, who both went through the BACCS program from infant to school age. Kali is a Certified Public Accountant and owns MTA Accounting in Belfast ME. MTA provides bookkeeping and payroll services for the organization and Kali prepares the 990 informational tax return in her capacity as Treasurer. Kali also coaches girls varsity soccer at Belfast Area High School and enjoys playing soccer, hiking, watching her kids play sports and spending time with her family.
Abby Williams – Director
Louisa Dunlap – Director
I became a voting member of the BACCS Board and Finance Committee when I retired from BACCS in 2007 where I was a teacher for a year or so, then Director of BACC and BACCS Executive Director – a total of 30 years in these positions. I have a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education I have lived in Waldo County for 50 years. I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. 3 attended BACC. My interests include gardening, running (now walking) cycling and snowshoeing, reading and living relatively simply.
Barbara Kennedy – Director
I arrived at BACCS in 1995. Over time I worked with many children and their families in BACC classrooms, eventually as BACCS Director until retirement in 2012; and since then as a member of the Board of Directors. Over those years much has changed in the world. But what originally captivated my respect and enthusiasm on that sunny spring day back in 1995 remains. A caring atmosphere where respect for children and their families is central, and a sound flexible curriculum is tailored to the needs of each child. 2024 will be BACCS 50 year anniversary. I am pleased to have been a part of that community for 28 of those years and look forward to the future as BACCS continues to offer early care and education services to area families.
Jessica Woods – Director
Jim Peary – Director
Bella Fay – Staff Rep