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St. Elizabeth's currently has openings for 4 year olds. Please call the Center for more information. 

Welcome to St. Elizabeth’s Child Development Center –
nurturing and inspiring children (ages 18 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 Step 4 rating, the highest awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Quality for ME program. Our Step 4 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.



HOURS  (*adjusted operating hours during COVID-19)
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

87 High Street
Portland, ME 04101

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