Cathance Children's Center - Bowdoin ME Child Care Facility

1201 Main Street , Bowdoin ME 04008
(207) 666-8141
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: The Cathance Children's Center is committed to providing nurturing childcare and a developmentally supportive early education environment where children come to play and learn in a safe and inclusive setting.

Additional Information: Quality Rating - Step 1;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 49
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Nov 08, 2018
  • District Office: Maine Dept of Health and Human Services - Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-207-287-9300 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Megan Hinrichs (

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Parent of 2 Jul 10, 2014

My two children attend this daycare, and the oldest has been there for five years now. There are four separate rooms (infant, toddler, preschool, and before/after care) for the different ages, plus a gym, two outdoor playground (one for infants, the other for ages 2 and up), and occasional use of a conference room. The daycare is open 7am-5:30pm, which accommodates most work schedules. Many of the caregivers have a nice balance of nurturing and discipline, and the ratios of caregivers to children is small. Breakfast and snacks are provided, but parents must pack lunches from home. There is a mini-fridge and microwave in three of the rooms. Each room has a daily schedule/routine except the infant room, which promotes a sense of routine and organization to the day. During the summer, the preschool and older kids go on weekly field trips. My son prefers his daycare days over stay-home days, if that says something. My only concern is that I've seen a lot of turnover in the staff. Only two of eight caregivers have been there for the past five years straight.

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