School Age Care

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"School Age" care includes programs that provide care before and/or after school operating hours for children between the ages of five and twelve. They may go by different names-extended day, out-of-school time or after-school.

Resources available from the Office of Child Care and Head Start specifically for School-Age Child Care include:

  • School Age Child Care Technical Assistance Papers
  • Maine's Great Outdoors: Field Trips Suitable for School Age Children
  • School Administrator's Guide

There are professional organizations available to School Age Care Providers. For more information on school age care contact: