BANGOR – ABC Children’s Center, a long- time fixture in the Bangor/Brewer community for the past thirty-three years is under new ownership and academic leadership. Erica Schweikert, a Bangor native and graduate of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado will be co- owning the Wilson Street facility with her husband, Jack Brookings. Brookings has grown up a part of ABC. His mother Jeannie Brookings has owned and directed the school since its founding in 1977. Barbara Walls Parker will be assuming the role of Academic Director. Barbie, also Bangor native, received her Bachelor of Arts in English at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia before returning to the University of Maine where she went on the receive her Master of Arts in Teaching. The dedicated and well known current staff will also be continuing to touch children’s lives well into the future at ABC.
Along with Pre-Kindergarten, Nursery School, and full- time childcare, this year ABC will be adding a diverse new AfterSchool Program for school age children from five to nine years of age. The program will run Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Each afternoon will have a different focus, including Yoga, (Schweikert is a Certified Yoga Instructor), HipHop, Theatre, Arts and Crafts and “Cool Science.” Each afternoon will also allow time for homework help.
In addition, the new owners and directors will be implementing a new two- year- old Toddler Nursery School Program and full- time Childcare.
During the pivotal developing years of young children, ABC believes that education should teach students to grow socially as they grow intellectually, giving them the power to reach their highest potential. All children deserve an opportunity to be a part of a supportive, safe, and inspiring learning environment in which they may participate and grow.
ABC offers a dynamic opportunity for children and families. The staff at ABC encourages people to call or stop by for a tour as spaces are available now for the fall for ages two to nine years. The school is conveniently located right across the bridge from downtown Bangor on Wilson Street in Brewer. For more information call (207) 989 4348.
Contact Name: Erica Schweikert
Telephone Number: (207)989-4348