Choosing child care will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Maine has resources to help!
Choosing Child Care
Maine has different child care options to meet the various needs of families. Learn more about them here!
Child Care Centers
Family Child Care
License Exempt Care
Public Preschool Programs
These programs are operated by local school departments and serve 4- and 5-year-old children (who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten).
Quality for ME
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services worked with stakeholders to create and implement a quality rating and improvement system for Maine called Quality for ME. The system has three goals:
1. To recognize child care programs that provide quality care
2. To encourage programs to increase their level of quality
3. To provide families with identifiable standards of quality
making an informed decision
Find more resources to help you
make the best child care choice
for your family!