Child care options in Maine

Finders/Seekers coordinates existing child care services, provides information & referral to parents seeking quality child care, technical assistance to child care providers, professional development for providers that are seeking to better serve their families and communities, information and referral to employers and the community on child care statistics in the tri-county area, statewide and nationally, according to their site. Visit Community Concepts at www.community-concepts.org where you’ll find Finders/Seekers listed under Family Services.

Department of Health and Human Services has a brochure titled “Choosing Daycare” that offers suggestions to help you in your search for daycare options. Visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/index.shtml and click on the “Families” link. Also, the DHHS site states that “Maine has many different child care options to meet the various needs of families.” There is information on the following types of childcare options: Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Homes, Nursery Schools, Legal-unlicensed child care, Head Start programs, School Age programs, Summer Programs, Public School Pre-K programs, In-home care, and 12-15 year old programs.


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