Child Care

Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) helps eligible families to pay for childcare so parents can work, go to school, or participate in a job training program. CCSP is also available for eligible families where the adult(s) are retired and are the legal guardian of a child. 

Child Care Choices: An online resource to help parents locate licensed childcare facilities in Maine, including family childcare providers, childcare centers, nursery schools, and Head Start programs.

Child Care Credit This credit is equal to 25% of the federal credit for child and dependent care expenses. The credit doubles if the expenses are related to a quality childcare provider. This credit is also refundable up to $500.

Maine Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP®provides infant and early childhood mental health consultation, staff training, and support to child care centers, family child care providers, pre-K programs, public schools, and afterschool programs to improve the capacity of caregivers to effectively meet the needs of young children who may be experiencing challenging behaviors or have social emotional needs.  ECCP® incorporates support and resources to families of children referred for support through the child's early childhood education or care setting. 


For local community information about resources to help families and individuals meet their needs contact 211 Maine, a free and confidential helpline: