Portland, ME Child Care Centers
Child development centers in Portland vary in size as well as in scope. While some offer progressive curriculums and the latest advancements for preschools, others are more intimate daycare centers that take a more relaxed approach to childcare. Whatever your priorities, finding the right daycare center for your child is important. We’ve made the seemingly overwhelming task easier by collecting basic information such as size, location, and licensing information for child development centers in Portland into a single location. Simply click on the links below to learn more about Portland childcare centers that are dedicated to providing families with safe, quality childcare. You can also read reviews about various childcare providers to learn more about which is the right choice for your family. We always welcome comments and corrections, to better the browsing experience on our site.
Arwo Learning Center, a new multicultural center enrolling infants to children 12 years old. Arwo aims to create a community of children, parents and educators working together to support and encourage children’s growth and enthusiasm for learning. Call or schedule a visit today!
At Bright Horizons, we recognize how important new beginnings are in each child's development and to each family. Our mission is to provide a caring and nurturing environment where your child can learn and develop.
Mission Statement: Breakwater’s mission is to engage our students in an optimal learning experience that inspires them to live well on the planet, embrace their whole being, and realize their full potential. We accomplish this by continually reviewing and applying best educational practice while remaining true to our community’s values and spirit.
Children's Odyssey provides a content rich environment in which children learn through their active participation in a variety of hands-on, multi-modal experiences and social opportunities. These fun and inviting activities allow children to reach across domains to develop new skills by building and expanding upon existing ones. Intentional and incidental teaching occurs in an appropriate mix of individual, small, and large group instructional and freeplay opportunities, both indoors and out, to reflect best practice. Teacher’s knowledge, sensitivity, and responsiveness to children facilitates individual growth while fostering a sense of group belonging. In collaboration with parents, staff, therapists, and community, Children’s Odyssey strives to provide high quality, structured programming for children of varied developmental levels. Creatively designed activities reflect our responsiveness to children’s individual learning styles, needs, and interests while providing an engaging environment for all. Our emphasis on the whole child is consistent with our strong desire to assist a child in reaching his potential.We teach with the understanding that diversity of culture, background, gender, and physical or cognitive ability is a strength to be celebrated and respected.
First Lutheran Children’s Programs provides a safe, creative environment for children and youth, age’s toddler to pre-teens. Through a diverse program and provided by trained staff, First Lutheran Children’s Programs seeks to help each child achieve his/her potential in terms of emotional development, physical well-being, social and spiritual growth. We are serious about First Lutheran’s educational ministry. But, our intent is to provide a fun-filled experience. We believe that children learn best when they are involved, experiencing and having fun. To this end, the Program provides many fun, varied experiences that are developmentally appropriate for their ages.
Portland Maine. Licensed Child Care Center that has a home atmosphere. We are licensed for 80 children and run our facility with attention to the individual needs of your child and family. We offer A Structured Preschool Program, flexible hours and subsidized rates.
The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is a nonprofit organization serving Southern Maine. A merger of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Southern Maine, the JCA combines programming and fundraising for the Jewish Community. Its mission is to build Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. The JCA develops, provides, and supports diverse programs, education and services. We work with other Jewish organizations and local congregations, and functions as the hub of Jewish programming in Southern Maine.
At Art Play we understand that play is vital for every young child and provides many ways for them to grow and learn. Through spontaneous and directed play, children develop their senses, learn to talk, share ideas, express their feelings and use energy in healthy ways. Guided play also increases their ability to concentrate, figure out how things work and solve problems. In the long run, students learn about themselves, learn ways to control their bodies and further understand their world through a balance of teacher-directed and child initiated activities.
The mission of CMDN is to promote the young childâ€™s total development within a safe and nurturing environment, and to support families and community.
The Childrenâ€™s Center provides early care and education in a vibrant learning community that emphasizes personal development, social relationships and family involvement, in order to establish a foundation for lifelong learning.
Each child is an individual. We, here at Circle Time Preschool and Childcare, feel that meeting each child's needs is essential for growth. We are sensitive to a child's social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs. Circle Time provides a literature based program through constant exposure to books, poems, songs and the written language. We also offer opportunities for children to explore, create, play and succeed with the use of activity centers, each with a different focus, such as art, science, and dramatic play areas. Children have different learning styles and pass through the stages at different times. Our multi-level center provides children with the opportunities to develop concrete thinking and social skills as well as to create a positive self image. Learning is an active process. Children learn through repeated exposure, role modeling, and the opportunity to apply and practice what they have learned. The use of hands-on experiences allows children to manipulate and investigate their surroundings. Using hands-on and manipulative materials in the classroom provides children with the opportunity to explore and create their own method of learning. Our role, as educators, is to be a dynamic link between the children and the classroom and to create an environment which allows children to: -Be successful -Develop a positive self esteem -Grow through decision making -Create the skills and knowledge necessary to interact with others -Relate their skills to their day-to-day experiences -Establish a love for learning As teachers we present concrete models and experiences to help children visualize an idea or concept. We use the classroom environment to build communication skills, develop creative thinking, teach problem solving and develop use of judgment. Through the learning process, education prepares the children socially, emotionally and mentally for the challenges of life.
We are a lifesaving station, guiding people to the safe harbor of God's love, building them up in the likeness of Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. We guide people to God's love by bringing them into the fellowship of Christ's body, the church.
The Heartfelt School makes the ideals of Waldorf Early Childhood Education accessible to families in Portland, Maine. We offer a community-based education rooted in a deep understanding of the nature of the young child. We believe that children thrive in a warm, beautiful and nurturing environment where they are free to learn through imaginative play and creative work, with the guidance of caring teachers, and the support of a loving community. The school acts as a community center that provides parent-child classes, a parent study group, and crafting classes. We invite participation from the broader community as we celebrate a diverse range of festivals throughout the year.
NorthStar Learning Center offers an educational experience uniquely tailored to the individual needs of children from the time they are toddlers until they enter kindergarten. Our program is staffed by certified teachers, each with a strong foundation in early childhood development and special education. Our low 1:1, 2:1, & 3:1 student to teacher ratio classrooms support individualized attention in an atmosphere of integrated learning. Developmentally appropriate learning experiences are designed around curriculum tools and based on the latest scientific research on how children of all abilities develop and learn. As part of Easter Seals Maine, we provide pediatric expertise to support an integrated curriculum and to provide therapeutic intervention when and where it is needed.
Our goal is to nourish each childâ€™s sense of self worth, while enhancing his/her ability to relate to others. We, the parents, children and teacher, come together to form a community that acknowledges social and artistic development, striving to achieve an enriched introduction to education that will last a lifetime.
Portside Learning Center's goal is to meet the social and emotional needs of young children at a time critical to their future happiness and success. We strive to create a vital play based setting in which the children feel safe, challenged, and appreciated as individuals. We view creative play as key to all the growth and learning that takes place during early childhood years. A well-planned play space provides for a wide variety of experiences reflecting the child's natural interests and abilities. Pre-school children learn best through repeated, concrete experiences involving as many of their senses as possible. While offering structural activities for the children, we also believe in the importance of self directed, independent play, always remaining available to offer assistance and foster basic problem-solving skills. We strive to provide a supportive, loving environment for the children, to encourage their growth in all areas, and to facilitate a successful transition between the early years at home with family and their future years ahead in school.
At St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center, we are committed to offering the highest quality child care to all children. We take pride in delivering a curriculum of developmentally appropriate early learning programs for children of all ages and abilities (find out more about us here.) When you’re ready to help your little one get started, we’ll start getting them ready for school — and everything else in the world they can dream of!
We believe that childhood should be a journey, not a race. Our goal is to provide a community where children can learn and grow through meaningful play, exploration, growing friendships, and interaction with other children and adults. We strive to support families by providing a connection between our school, the neighborhood, and the wider community.
Waynfleteâ€™s mission is to engage the imagination and intellect of our students, to guide them toward self-governance and self-knowledge, and to encourage their responsible and caring participation in the world. Our aim is to provide a program that combines security with challenge, playful exploration with rigorous expectation, and range of experience with depth of inquiry.
OUR MISSION Youth and Family Outreach creates opportunities that support learning and enhance the quality of life for children, teens, and families in Greater Portland.
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