"It truly takes a village to raise a child, and at Mount Desert Nursery School we pride ourselves in being part of the village.  Through significant effort and collaboration, we provide opportunities for children to learn, develop, and thrive under the watchful guidance of an excellent, caring staff as well as a professional support team.  I personally believe that there is always a way to support any child, it's just a matter of finding it.  We look forward to joining your village and helping  to find your way!"

Aaron Long

Executive Director

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A Description of our School:

  • Our aim at Mount Desert Nursery School is to provide a high quality, integrated early education and childcare service.
  • We care for children ages 2½ to school age whose families live or work in the Town of Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Trenton, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and surrounding communities in Hancock County.
  • We provide a rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum in a fun, safe and caring environment.
  • Our program encourages and assists children to increase independence, develop self-confidence, relate respectfully with people and promotes a growing awareness of their world. Independent daily living skills focus on physical coordination and growth, emotional expression and communication, social interactions and group participation.
  • Our daily schedule includes a balance of play and rest, indoor and outdoor time and activities led by teachers and those chosen by children.

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Schedule Choices

     -We are a unique-two program facility. We offer a half day schedule until 1:00 pm or a full day schedule available until 4:30 pm.  

     -Both programs include an early education curriculum, and interactive environment.


Enrollment Requirements

  • Must be 30 months to 5 years.
  • Fully toilet-trained. No "pull-ups", please.
  • Minimum schedule of 3 days per week.