Maine Department of Health and Human Services Programs, Office of Child
and Family Services, Early Childhood Division
Child Care Resource Development Centers (RDCs)
Resource Development Centers assist a variety of individuals and groups
including parents, child care providers, community members, schools,
businesses, and others interested in child care. Staff provide
programmatic consultation to support high quality inclusive child care.
for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)
CCIDS provides information, resources
and training on inclusive child care, disabilities, early
childhood mental health and consultation to child care programs
to facilitate the access, participation and support of children
in child care and early education.
Maine Early Childhood and School–age Child Care Technical Assistance
Phone: Refer to Network List for Individual Program Contacts
Maine’s TA Network is a resource to early care and school-age child care
programs. Consultants are funded by DHHS to support high quality early
care and education services by providing onsite or technology- based
Maine Department of Education Programs
Maine Department of Education Child Development Services
Phone: 207- 624-6660
The Child Development Services (CDS) system provides both Early
Intervention (birth - two years) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE
for ages three - five years) under the supervision of the Maine
Department of Education. CDS screens and evaluates children birth
through age 5 to determine if there are special needs and supports
programs in serving eligible children.
Maine Department of Education Four Year Old Program
The department provides technical assistance in the development of
inclusive public preschool programs.
Maine Parent Federation, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-870-7746 (Maine only), 207-588-1933
The Maine Parent Federation provides statewide family support activities
which promote individual aspirations for all people through information,
education and advocacy.
Starting POINTS for Maine - an online community for families
of children with disabilities.
Strengthening Maine Families
Phone: (207) 720-0316.
The Strengthening Maine Families Project is led by the Maine
Children's Trust in partnership with the Maine Early Childhood
Initiative. They offer parent engagement training and
information to support strong family, child care provider and
other child serving agency relationships.