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.

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