In December 2014, RSU 12 became one of thirteen school districts in the State of Maine to be awarded a multi-million dollar grant by the Department of Education to increase access to pre-school education. This has allowed RSU 12 to expand to four pre-kindergarten classrooms in the district in the 2015-16 school year. RSU 12 has expanded to five classrooms in 2016-17 with the addition of a pre-K classroom at Windsor Elementary. We are excited about this opportunity to provide an educational experience to our district's youngest learners.

Pre-kindergarten locations in RSU 12:

  • Chelsea Elementary - 2 classrooms
  • Somerville Elementary - 1 classroom
  • Whitefield Elementary - 1 classroom
  • Windsor Elementary - 1 classroom

Below are some resources related to early childhood education.

How Preschool and Child Care Work: A State-By-State Guide

The Maine Department of Education's website on Public Preschool

The State of Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines

Child Care Choices: A Maine Department of Health and Human Services Resource for Identifying Early Childhood Education Programs