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Our Services

St. Elizabeth's Child Development Center Portland Maine

  • We provide child care for toddlers and pre-school children (12 months to 5 years).
  • Open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Daily enrichment activities that are fun and encourage your child to explore and learn new things.
  • Helpful parent support and referrals to outside community supports-upon request.
  • Two beautiful, age appropriate, playgrounds.
  • Our center is a secure facility. Parents are given pass codes to enter the building. Your children's safety is our #1 priority!
  • All teaching staff are CPR and First-Aid certified.
  • COA accredited.

Program Goals

  • To create a safe and nurturing environment where parents feel confident that their children are well cared for.
  • To have a full range of appropriate and inviting activities available each day that will encourage a child’s growth.
  • To provide those supports and services most needed by the families of children we serve.
  • To maintain a trained, knowledgeable and caring staff.

Our Rates

Private Fees and Vouchers

As a community child care, St. Elizabeth's is committed to providing fun/safe/high quality/early care and education to all children. We accept private fee paying parents. We also accept DHHS, ASPIRE  and Transitional Vouchers, Child Development Services (CDS) clients and any public and private subsidy a parent receives for child care services.

Please call us for our current rates for toddler and preschool age care. Rates are based on the number of hours of care each child requires.

**Important Tax Information For Parents

The Maine legislature passed a law that expands the income tax credit for child care expenses. A Maine taxpayer (parent) who enrolls a child in a child care center or home with a Level 4 Quality Certificate is eligible for a double child care tax credit on their state income tax return. Currently an individual is allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due in the amount of 25% of the federal tax credit allowable for child and dependent care. In the law, this credit doubles in amount if the child care expenses were incurred through the use of quality child care. The credit may result in a refund of up to $500.

Please contact us if you need the Quality Certificate number!


Food and meal routines are important to young children. We participate in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program and offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks at no cost to the parent. Our menus are designed and prepared by our experienced cook.