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Welcome to St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center – nurturing and inspiring children (ages 12 months to 5 years) to achieve their fullest potential.

What makes St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center a different — and better — kind of child care facility?

With more than 50 years of experience in the early childhood field, we’ve worked hard to develop a special environment that delights and inspires!

At St. Elizabeth’s, we love getting to know each and every child and fostering their individual spirit! We know your children are a precious gift and we are honored when you choose us to care for and nurture them during these formative years.

We’re committed to creating a child-care experience with:

  • Creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and compassion
  • Developmentally-appropriate curriculum
  • A friendly, professional staff
  • A commitment to learning and social development
  • A safe, loving and welcoming facility
  • A true sense of community!

We’re proud of our Star 5 rating, the highest awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Quality for ME program. Our Star 5 quality rating makes parents of children enrolled at St. Elizabeth’s eligible for a double childcare tax credit on their state income tax return. The credit may result in a refund of up to $500.


Read the Full Non-Discrimination Statement here.



Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

87 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

(207) 871-7444
Fax (207) 871-1178

[email protected]



In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.