Infant/Toddler Classrooms

Educare Central Maine’s infant/toddler classrooms incorporate Head Start and Early Head Start philosophies. Slots are available with a subsidized rate to children from working families with limited incomes, with some slots for families who are not eligible for state or federally subsidized programs.

Each classroom has three highly qualified teachers who provide a safe and supportive learning environment which promotes knowledge, interaction, and creativity through individual instruction. Teachers and Family Service Coordinators also work collaboratively with parents/guardians to ensure the best possible outcomes for the whole family.

We are open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm year round.  Meals include breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Menus follow federal and state guidelines and are prepared by our in-house professional chef and staff.

Support and Skills for New Parents

We recognize that parents are every child’s first and forever teacher. Our programs facilitate positive relationships between parent and child by providing high quality early childhood educational activities, parenting education, health, mental wellness, nutrition and family support services.

Parents who have participated in Educare programs express they now feel less isolated and more empowered to advocate for themselves and their children.