Maine Families

Childcare – Preschool – Head Start

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
Provides childcare subsidies or vouchers for parents that are in school, training, working, or in a treatment program. Click here for more information on what you will need to apply for the subsidy and how to download the application form

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
Enrollment: 1 classroom of 16 preschool children, 4 year olds only, Head start and Pre-K
Open September – May for Head Start / Pre-K
Free meals and children enrolled in our Head Start or Pre-K programs attend at no cost.
1491 US Highway 1A, Harrington

Head Start: 667-2995 / 1-800-834-4378
Free childcare and preschool with meals provided for income-eligible families. Click here to download the latest application to get your child enrolled

Milbridge Pre-K: 546-2210
Enrollment: 1 classroom of 16 preschool children, 4 year olds only, Head start and Pre-K
Open September – May. Free, healthy breakfast and lunch served in the classroom family style, with teachers and children eating together. Children enrolled in our Head Start or Pre-K programs attend at no cost.
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.  Click here for more details or talk to your Fedcap worker about TCC when your TANF ends

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