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

The Board

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, 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

I moved to Monroe, ME as a permanent resident in May of 1976. My partner and I started building our house out of trees we cut off of our property. I started working at BACC as a teacher in Sept 1978 and remained until September 1986 when I became a neuromuscular massage therapist in Belfast. I became a BACCS BOD around 1980 as a teacher representative. I later transitioned to a regular Director when I left teaching and started doing massage. I was the BOD president for 20+ or so years. I was a parent of a child at BACC for 3 years in the early 1990s.  Children and their happiness have always been important to me.  I feel honored to have had many roles at BACC and BACCS over the years. I feel that our community is very lucky to have such a wonderful program for young children to grow and learn in a safe and loving environment. 

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, 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.

Jim Peary – Director

Jim has lived in Jackson, Maine for over 40 years and built is own house in the early 1980’s. He has worked in the Electrical and HVAC world as a Teacher at EMCC in Bangor and for contractors. His spare time is spent working on his 35 acres, hiking, canoeing, biking and hiking. Plus Contra Dancing and enjoying socializing with friends and neighbors. He has severed on many other boards including:  Jackson Planning Board, Jackson Comprehensive Plan Committee, Unity Area Regional Recycling Center,  Eastern Area Agency on Aging.

Bella Fay – Staff Rep

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. 

Samantha Gehin-Scott – Parent Rep

Sam has two children who are enrolled at Belfast Area Children’s Center and love the program. Sam is a small business owner in Belfast. She enjoys integrating BACC into the community for projects, events, and fundraising.