Calais Pre-K Head Start: 454-0131
Enrollment: 1 classroom of 16 children, 3 and 4 year olds, Head Start and Public Pre-K
Both programs are free, breakfast and lunch are provided free. Open 4 mornings a week September through May. Staff is trained in working with children with disabilities and local service providers to ensure that all children’s individual needs are met.
Calais Elementary School, 53 Garfield Street, Calais
Child Care Search Tool / Day Care Locator:
Searchable database of licensed child care providers in your area from the Maine Office of Child and Family Services. Just enter your zip code and it will give you a list of providers near you.
DHHS Child Care Development Fund: 1-877-680-5866 / 207-624-7999
Provides childcare subsidies or vouchers for parents that are in school, training, working, or in a treatment program.
Flaherty Early Care and Education Center: 255-1441
Enrollment: 1 Preschool classroom of 18 children, 3 and 4 year olds, Child Care, Head Start/Child Care and Head Start. (School Age Child Care for children up to 8 years old is available as space allows.) 1 Infant/Toddler classroom of 8 Children, 6 weeks to 3 years old, Open all year for child care and Early Head Start. Sept – May for Head Start. Free healthy meals provided. State of Maine child care subsidies including Voucher, ASPIRE, and Transitional Child Care (TCC) accepted. Also a sliding fee and an in-house subsidy for eligible families. Call for info
116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias (on the UMM campus)
Harrington Pre-K: 483-6681
Pre-K. Open September – May for Head Start / Pre-K.
1491 US Highway 1A, Harrington
Milbridge Pre-K: 546-2210
Pre-K. Open September – May. Free, healthy breakfast and lunch served in the classroom family style, with teachers and children eating together.
39 Washington Street, Milbridge
St. Croix Early Childhood Education Center: 454-3212
Enrollment: 1 Preschool Classroom of 18 children, 3 and 4 year olds, Child Care, Head Start and Public Pre-K. 1 Infant/Toddler Classroom of 8 children, 6 weeks to 3 years old, Child Care and Child Care/Early Head Start. Open all year for child care and Early Head Start. Sept – May for Head Start & Pre-K. Free healthy meals provided. State of Maine child care subsidies including Voucher, ASPIRE, and Transitional Child Care (TCC) accepted. Also a sliding fee and an in-house subsidy for eligible families. Call for info
25 Gatcomb Drive, Calais
Transitional Childcare Program (Fedcap): 1-844-585-2505 (Machias) or 1-877-369-0935 (Calais)
The Transitional Child Care (TCC) Program helps families who can no longer get TANF or PaS benefits because they are working and their income is too high for TANF. For more details talk to your Fedcap worker about TCC when your TANF ends