Licensed child care in Maine
Why This Indicator Matters
In Maine, the number of licensed family child cares has decreased from 1,149 in 2012 to 844 in 2020..
The number of licensed child care centers has been increasing since 2014. There were 682 in 2014 and and 796 in 2020.
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Licensed child care
Definitions: The number of licensed child care homes and child care centers in Maine. The year refers to the number of licensed sites in December of each year.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child & Family Services
OCFS Data Dashboard December Licensed Providers
Data about private nursery schools that is distinct from licensed childcare for preschoolers is no longer available.
Updated February 2021
Maine Children's Alliance
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