Locke Kelly - South Portland ME Family Child Care Provider

Hutchinson Street, South Portland ME 04106
(207) 523-9474
3 Reviews

About the Provider


We are a structured preschool program offering a small personal setting. Though we are a home daycare, the preschool is in it's own classroom space. It's a unique and wonderful place.

Additional Information:

Quality Rating - Step 3;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 9
  • Age Range: PRE-SCHOOL
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Current License Issue Date: Mar 12, 2020
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 12, 2022
  • District Office: Maine Dept of Health and Human Services - Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-207-287-9300 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Catherine Paglio (Catherine.A.Paglio@maine.gov)

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Dana Dec 02, 2014

When selecting a preschool for my children, I was adamant that it not be a center. With Wishing Tree, we’ve had nothing but a fantastic experience that has lived up to my expectations.
I’ve witnessed my kids engaged in a safe and happy environment with plenty of options to satisfy all curiosities. The teacher to child ratio fosters independence, yet provides the one on one we all want for our children when they're in need.
The kids are encouraged at their own level and interests. This child-led structured program prepared my daughter for the transitions she would face in kindergarten. Overall, I have nothing but raves for Wishing Tree Preschool and Miss Kelly. My kids adored her and always look(ed) forward to school. Five Stars all the way.

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shelley rosen Oct 24, 2014

When we were looking for a preschool setting for our 3 year old we took our time and interviewed several places. It was not until we met Kelly and saw her beautiful space that we felt comfortable leaving our baby in someone else's care. She instantly put my family at ease. She is kind, consistent, and incredibly patient with the children she serves. Kelly creates a beautiful, safe, environment that allowed our child to thrive. We are so grateful for the time he spent at Wishing Tree. It is with the highest respect and praise that I recommend Wishing Tree Preschool.

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Nicolejgermano Oct 24, 2014

Our son went there for almost 3 years and we can not wait to have our youngest go. Not only did he learn what he needed to succeed in kindergarten as far as academics, he also knew what it was like to be a great friend and to take responsibility for his actions. We looked at quite a few preschools, but the flexibility with hours and days, the small setting and the healthy meals were a bonus, but since day one it was so much more than all that!! I can not say enough good things!! The communication was insurmountable!

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