Child Care

Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. A good child care setting can have a long-lasting, positive impact on the development of your child. Maine has many different child care options to meet the various needs of families. Resources can be found on the navigation bar to the left under Early Childhood Information.

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Maine State Plan
View the FFY 2019-2021 CCDF State Plan

Annex: Child Care in Disasters and Emergency Plan
View Child Care in Disasters and Emergency Plan

State Plan Public Hearing
Public Hearing Notice
State Plan Public Comments and Department Responses

2018 Market Rate Survey Report
View the Market Rate Survey Report

CDS Early Intervention Services supports families of infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age.

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