Life Skills Learning Center
Lifeskills Learning Center           30 Spring Hill Rd           Saco Industrial Park            Saco, ME  04072             207.283.1511
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Our popular after school program for Grades pre K-6 is the centerpiece of our offering to surrounding communities. This high quality program is structured like a learning center yet provides all of the benefits of classic after school care. We are on the Saco bus route for saco schools and offer free transportation to and from OOB and Biddeford schools. We feature homework assistance, a unique bullying and character development program,child safe martial arts with an emphasis on building respect and confidence, and a multitude of activities that include sports, dance, games, and art.

 Our staff includes professional educators and trained tutors. Parents enjoy and appreciate being able to spend more quality time with their children and less time helping with homework at night. Perhaps best of all is the fact that our prices are highly competitive with traditional before and after school care while offering so much more. 

Our PRE-K program features curricula proven to ready children for kindergarten. We use a daily calandar, alphabet, number and site word system that gives children a head start on kindergarten. Fine and gross motor skills are developed with our daily arts and crafts and game/play periods.

Our Summer program combines all of the activities of our after-school program and includes trips to water parks and local beaches. A special daily reading and journaling period keeps developing literacy skills sharp.


Our childrens evening and Saturday martial arts classes are small ( no more than 25 per class), age specific, and focus on enhancing respect, self esteem, building confidence and character, while demonstrating how the martial arts can be a wonderful means of peaceful and confident living. Our focus on "mental martial arts, bullying solutions, and conflict resolution techniques balances the physical techniques practiced and insures that the martial arts are not misused. Our curricula  was developed by Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle, a renowned expert in the field of bullying. We have been trained to teach his material We don't try to make you sign long term contracts, trusting that the quality will keep you coming bacPlease take a moment to browse through our site to learn more about our learning center and what we can do for you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us via phone, email, or in person. We welcome your feedback and dialogue.

Our Mission is to provide our customers and surrounding communities with a high quality, structured, values and ethics-based program that will build strength in both mind and body and will help prepare each individual for the rigors of living and succeeding in a highly competitive society.

For more information contact us.


or E-mail us with your comments and questions to

Gary Rittershaus

Programs Available

  • After School Program
  • pre-K
  • Kindergarten
  • Summer
  • Martial Arts Classes

At LifeSkills we offer a different approach to school age child care programs, an evening martial arts program and a fun filled Summer program to meet your needs.

  • Comprehensive and Structured  State licensed before and after school program with academic assistance and Internationally acclaimed curricula to build social skills, confidence, leadership, and manners. ( while having fun!)

  • A new  Pre-K and part time kindergarten program with academic and social skills enrichment with transportation to and from area schools.

  • A new Summer Recreation Program with many of the elective activities found in our after school program and daily field trips to area beaches, parks, Fun Town etc. ( call for details)

  • Children's martial arts classes with internationally acclaimed curriculum from Dr. Webster-Doyle

  • Adult Tae Kwon Do

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