Home Daycares in Maine

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Maine

When smaller is better, home daycare is the best. Find great options for infants & toddlers near you.

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Ms. Emilienne

Small Class Sizes

Ms. Emilienne’s home daycare in Lewiston caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every Maine daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Office of Child & Family Services. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Emilienne’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


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Ms. Ashley

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 15 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been taking care of my own children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and comfortable. I focus on children's wellbeing, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Janelle

Play-Based Learning

When it comes to childcare, a provider's experience and education can make all of the difference. I have my Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Development from Salem State University. Over the past decade I have worked in various childcare settings. Aside from years of babysitting, my first childcare job was at a big center with children ranging from infants to school age. Over my four years there I spent time in each classroom acquiring a plethora of experience. Most importantly I was able to oversee and take part in my niece and nephew’s care as they attended. Family is very important to me and it meant so much to me to have such an influential role in their lives on a daily basis. I left the center to work as a nanny for three young boys while I finished up my degree. As a graduation requirement I was also spending time in two commercial childcare centers. When I graduated, I knew that working in a large childcare center was not for me. Post graduation I met a new family and worked as their nanny for four years. Nannying was a wonderful profession and I have developed strong relationships with the families I have worked for in the past. I was able to care for my nieces and nephews occasionally with my nanny children and create wonderful friendships amongst them. My nanny children became part of my family. While nannying, my continuing education became more focused on mindful practices and emotional intelligence through childhood development. It is my goal to run a program that incorporates the values of family and community while fostering child development and education. I am confident that my vast experience with children and educational background has prepared me for this next step in my career. It has been my goal to open a family child care center in my home for many years and I am very excited to get started!


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Ms. Donna

Play-Based Learning

Caring for children is something that has always come naturally to me, from my siblings to family members to neighbors, even winning a motherly award at the young age of 8. I have always been nurturing to others, and people say my personality exudes that. I have two children of my own, a Girl and Boy (born 2009 and 2010) and they have been the light of my life. I graduated from college in 2015 with High Honors, becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was granted the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement. Upon graduation, I got a job in a childcare center and fell in love with the children! It was there I stayed for 6 years, working as the Lead Teacher in their Infant classroom and certified as an Early HeadStart teacher for the past 3. I am currently still taking classes and am working towards my Director's Certification. Only one class to go! My favorite thing about caring for children is to watch them grow and learn. The wonder in their eyes amazes me! That has been the highlight for me throughout my life's history of caring for children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and calm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to see them start to walk, and talk.


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Maine

There are 676 licensed home daycares in Maine. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Office of Child & Family Services, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Maine

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Office of Child & Family Services. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Raymonde Caron

740 Caribou Road, Fort Kent, ME

Licensed for 12


Raymonde Caron runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Fort Kent. As with all home daycares in Maine, her program is licensed by the Office of Child & Family Services, which ensures that she’s completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Louise Handy

465 Indiana Road, West Gardiner, ME

Licensed for 12


This home daycare in West Gardiner is led by Louise Handy, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 12 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near West Gardiner.
Patricia Stone

317 Bean Road, Mount Vernon, ME

Licensed for 12


Home daycares like Patricia Stone’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Mount Vernon. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 12 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Lacey Clark

145 Hillview Avenue, Houlton, ME

License # 417750

Licensed for 12


Family child care provider Ms. Lacey runs this daycare out of her home in Houlton, Maine. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 12 children, which means she’s completed required trainings and continuing education hours. Family child care programs can be a great fit for parents that want their child to get lots of individualized care and attention.
Debbie Foote

11 Parmenter Terrace, China, ME

Licensed for 10


A small, local home daycare in nearby China, Maine led by Ms. Debbie. Many parents choose home daycares because the small group sizes can be great for infant and toddler development, and they are often more affordable than preschool centers. This child care program takes just 10 kids.
Stacey Huntington

27 Terri Lane, West Gardiner, ME

Licensed for 10


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Stacey in West Gardiner, Maine. Better ratios, more flexible schedules, and lots of love for the little ones are the keys. Most daycares take a mix of ages, which helps with childhood development as infants learn from toddlers, and the preschoolers act as role models for the babies. And this daycare takes a maximum of 10 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Maine

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Rebecca Hansen

156 West Pleasant St, Westbrook, ME

License # 208575

Licensed for 6

Alaina Erskine-Andreotti

541 River Rd, Brunswick, ME

License # 621586

Licensed for 6

Stacey Bosworth

387 Shadagee Road, Cornville, ME

License # 211958

Licensed for 12

Angela Schutt

1292 Middle Rd, Woolwich, ME

License # 631505

Licensed for 12

Jessica Gilson

284 Back Road, Skowhegan, ME

License # 217861

Licensed for 12

Mandy Dawe

1451 Hill Road, Canaan, ME

Licensed for 8

Kelly Cheney

52 Springtree Lane, South Berwick, ME

License # 683547

Licensed for 6

Jenna Hayes

126 Tucker Ave, Portland, ME

Licensed for 8

Shari Pearson

52 Bellflower Drive, Auburn, ME

Licensed for 12

Nora Theriault

407 South Perley Brook Road, Fort Kent, ME

Licensed for 12

Marion Buckley

15 W. Cider Mill Lane, Swanville, ME

Licensed for 12

Bobbie Sue

58 Patten Rd, Greene, ME

License # 653224

Licensed for 12

Bonnie Brown

33 Bog Road, Monmouth, ME

License # 218447

Licensed for 12

Georgene Dodge

50 Mustang Valley, Freeport, ME

Licensed for 12

Jessica Hawthorne

24 Grove St, Newport, ME

License # 645324

Licensed for 8

Ruby St. Pierre

245 River Road, Livermore, ME

License # 213061

Licensed for 12

Sarah Witham

24 Jenny Drive, Sidney, ME

Licensed for 12

Sue Weinstein

5 Hemlock Ridge Lane, South Berwick, ME

Licensed for 12

Nikole Levan

108 Wood Road, Gorham, ME

Licensed for 8

Coreen Burt

4 Heath Road, Milbridge, ME

Licensed for 12

Donna Dionne

4 Wheeler Park, Brunswick, ME

License # 486179

Licensed for 12

Cynthia Belyea

59 Lebanon St, Winterport, ME

Licensed for 12

Erica Bennett

17 Market Street, Fort Kent, ME

Licensed for 12

Linda Parker

91 Thompson Street, South Portland,, ME

Licensed for 12

Deidre Lorfano

1084 Naples Road, Harrison, ME

License # 494923

Licensed for 12

Stefanie Lemieux

407 Kirkland Road, Old Town, ME

Licensed for 12

Kelly Woodman

677 Main St., Pittsfield, ME

License # 399417

Licensed for 8

Tonya Breton

139 Monroe St, Auburn, ME

License # 392035

Licensed for 12

Lisa Dinardo

4 Walkers Ridge Dr, Sanford, ME

Licensed for 6

Karen Pelletier

68 Mill Street, Lisbon, ME

License # 395801

Licensed for 12

Tabitha King

227 Garfield Road, Minot, ME

Licensed for 12

Dawn Macleod

175 Back Belmont Rd, Belfast, ME

License # 599961

Licensed for 6

Lisa Townsend

860 Richville Rd, Standish, ME

License # 396977

Licensed for 10

Anita Stevens

107 Meadow Brook Hts, Farmington, ME

License # 724753

Licensed for 10

Renita Ouellette

39 Terri Lane, West Gardiner, ME

Licensed for 12

Tammy Archer

9 Lower Washington Street, Caribou, ME

License # 418990

Licensed for 12

Christina Smith

52 Caribou Road, Presque Isle, ME

Licensed for 4

Jennifer Smith

40 Holland Road, Kennebunk, ME

Licensed for 8

Kassidie Shaw

1191 Main Street, Washburn, ME

Licensed for 6

Heather Dubuc

2 Lost Tree Ln, Biddeford, ME

License # 725250

Licensed for 6

Heather Johnson

43 Croghan Rd, Hermon, ME

Licensed for 12

Sharon Deinstadt

20a Hemlock Drive, Windham, ME

Licensed for 12

Sandy Pinard

5 Pinard Drive, Sabattus, ME

Licensed for 12

Annette Klaver

134 Frenchman's Hill Rd, Bar Harbor, ME

Licensed for 8

Michelle Mcclure

1704 Long Plains Rd, Buxton, ME

Licensed for 8

Jody Powers

86 Elm Street, Saco, ME

Licensed for 6

Laurie Morill

28 South Hiram Road, Hiram, ME

License # 563271

Licensed for 12

Anjuli Madison

342 Back Road, Shapleigh, ME

Licensed for 12

Desiree Seavey

8 Jonathan Road, Gorham, ME

Licensed for 10

Theresa Kates

29 Bushey Circle, Lewiston, ME

License # 419958

Licensed for 12

Stacy Randall

54 Roberts Road, Sabattus, ME

Licensed for 12

Kristin Perry

31 Farrington Rd, Gorham, ME

License # 398741

Licensed for 12

Andrea Scammacca Tebben

40 High St., Bath, ME

License # 509420

Licensed for 12

Bethany Davison

115 Cathance Rd, Topsham, ME

License # 726232

Licensed for 10

Athena Bussiere

34 Holbrook Road, Turner, ME

License # 604310

Licensed for 12

Lorna Brooks

463 North Clary Rd, Jefferson, ME

License # 217366

Licensed for 12

Melanie Collins

257 Middle Road, Falmouth, ME

Licensed for 12

Nancy Crockett

19 Paige Drive, Gorham, ME

License # 579588

Licensed for 12

Jennifer Murphy-Wescott

42 Consitution Drive, Westbrook, ME

Licensed for 12

Desiree Reilly

77 Packard Drive, Bangor, ME

Licensed for 8

Michelle Kolreg

25 David Dr, Auburn, ME

Licensed for 9

Amanda Hoag

1047 Main Road, Phippsburg, ME

License # 724911

Licensed for 12

Mary Ghosheh

40 Beech Ridge Road, Scarborough, ME

Licensed for 12

Joanne Haycock

480 Presque Isle Road, Ashland, ME

Licensed for 12

Jennifer Rosell

29 Ridge Top Lane, Wells, ME

Licensed for 12

Judy Stoddard

1007 Wiscasset Road, Pittston, ME

License # 209648

Licensed for 12

Felicia Gail Gary

85 Merrymeeting Road, Brunswick, ME

Licensed for 12

Lisa Vaillancourt

233 Charleston Road, Dexter, ME

Licensed for 12

Melissa Fields

12 Kenneth Road, South Portland,, ME

Licensed for 8

Wendy Gagne

31 Hutchinson Dr., Augusta, ME

License # 486440

Licensed for 12

Stephanie Jo White

427 Kennebec Rd., Hampden, ME

License # 540659

Licensed for 12

Mary Berry

315 Hatchet Mtn Rd, Hope, ME

Licensed for 12

Beverly Stankevitz

5 Maple St, Corinna, ME

License # 211082

Licensed for 10

Malerie Dow

61 Bean Street, Hollis Center, ME

Licensed for 12

Darlene Perkins

198 Buttermilk Rd, Lamoine, ME

Licensed for 12

Amy Foley

112 Albion Road, Windham, ME

License # 423481

Licensed for 8

Lori Baillargeon

211c Lower Falls Road, Orland, ME

Licensed for 12

Pauline Townes

151 South Ave, Lewiston, ME

Licensed for 6

Bonita Aldus

336 Main Street North, Searsmont, ME

License # 392280

Licensed for 12

Morgan Lambert

104 Old Orchard Road, Saco, ME

Licensed for 8

Brenda Girardin

36 Saco St, Westbrook, ME

License # 398113

Licensed for 8

Catherine Gilmour

43 Franklin Avenue, Houlton, ME

Licensed for 12

Amy Buzzell

15 Stagecoach Lane, Windham, ME

Licensed for 8

Carrie Roach

74 Birchwood Ave, Bangor, ME

Licensed for 12

Kelly Flanders

67 Varney Mill Road, Windham, ME

License # 422146

Licensed for 12

Mary Graham

31 Enterprise Road, Limerick, ME

License # 628551

Licensed for 12

Deanna Coyne

12 Douglas Street, Sanford, ME

License # 679006

Licensed for 12

Christine Wajer

4 North Newcastle Road, Newcastle, ME

Licensed for 12

Munchkin Manor

39 Back Kingdom Road, Mexico, ME

License # 685475

Licensed for 12

Judith Alley

20 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME

Licensed for 8

Karen Dube

41 Durant Road, Berwick, ME

License # 422846

Licensed for 12

Emily Mitchell

265 Stewart Hill, Skowhegan, ME

License # 552162

Licensed for 12

Michelle Pulsifer

2 Pilgrim Lane, Saco, ME

License # 684070

Licensed for 6

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