Maine Child Care Centers

With 769 preschools and child development centers operating in the state of Maine, the right daycare option is waiting for you. Whether you prefer a larger preschool with an innovative early childhood curriculum or the cozy personalization of smaller daycare centers, there are Maine childcare centers to fit every preference and budget. Check out the Quick Search box on the right hand side of the page in order to search for childcare providers by zip code or city/state. You can also click on your county and follow the links. You will be able to access information about scores of different childcare providers in your area, complete with reviews, business hours, a street view map, the age ranges the childcare providers service, the size of the service, and where the provider is located.

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Pathways Early Learning Center

Pathways Early Learning Center

Brunswick, ME 04011 | (207) 798-3500

Pathways Early Learning Center (PELC) is an inclusionary childcare and preschool program offering a nurturing environment and high quality educational experiences for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. PELC promotes child development in an inclusive environment that emphasizes growth in intellectual, physical, social, emotional, language, and adaptive skill domains. The program aims to ignite intellectual curiosity, facilitate language development, encourage behavioral regulation, teach cooperative social interaction skills, and foster the capacity to follow classroom routines and group instructions. PATHWAYS CURRICULUM: Is guided by Maine’s Early Childhood Learning Guidelines Builds on children’s unique interests and natural curiosity through Thematic Based Learning Units Draws from research-based programs including The Creative Curriculum and Handwriting without Tears Is adaptable to accommodate the specialized service needs of children within an inclusive setting. Pathways Early Learning Center seeks to create openings for typically developing children and children diagnosed with developmental delays, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders by investing in ongoing recruitment, training, facility expansion and innovative partnerships with CDS and local early childhood programs.

Noble Garden

Noble Garden

Nobleboro, ME 04555 | (207) 563-2049

  Our early childhood program offers a nurturing environment where children can play and work surrounded by the magic of nature.  The weekly schedule includes watercolor painting, bread baking, soup making, handwork, woodwork, storytelling, puppetry, animal care and other activities. Nutritious snacks and hot lunch are provided and shared family style on a well laid table. We often enjoy cooking outside or sharing a picnic in the woods.              Noble Garden is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, with flexible scheduling options available including early start and extended day programs. Our two full time teachers lead a class of up to 12 children. Space is limited.

Cozy Cottage Childcare

Cozy Cottage Childcare

New Gloucester, ME 04260 | (207) 926-3996

We are a small childcare facility located next to our home in New Gloucester. Care will be provided by myself and my two daughters, age 25 and 27. We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment with a developmental approach to learning. We accept children ages 3 months to 5 (entry into kindergarten). Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided along with educational toys, play-based learning experiences, and outdoor activities. For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Deborah Marstaller at 713-0247 or email inquiries to We hope you will consider visiting us at Cozy Cottage Childcare!

Maine Child Care Licensing Agency

Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services
Child Care Licensing Unit
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-287-9300
Toll Free: 800-791-4080
Web Site:
Note: Will refer callers to appropriate local office

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