Ellsworth Early Care & Education Center
Center Coordinator: Jamie Spencer
18 Avery Lane
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Service Area: Ellsworth and surrounding communities
2 Preschool Classrooms of 18 children each, 3 and 4 year olds, Child Care and Child Care/Head Start
1 Preschool Classroom of 16 children, 4 year olds, Head Start and Public Pre-K
2 Infant/Toddler Classrooms of 8 children each, 6 weeks to 3 years old, Child Care and Child Care/Early Head Start
We actively encourage and facilitate participation of children of all abilities and their families. Our staff is trained in working with children with disabilities and local service providers to ensure that all children’s individual needs are met.
Calendar: Open all year for child care; September – May for Head Start and Public Pre-K
Schedule: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m (beginning 8/31/15 we will open at 7:00 a.m) for Child Care and Child Care/Head Start and Child Care/Early Head Start
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm for Head Start and Public Pre-K
Meals: Healthy breakfast and lunch served in the classroom family style, with teachers and children eating together; meals provided at no cost to parents.
Fees: Children enrolled in our Head Start or Pre-K programs attend at no cost
To assist families in paying for child care, we accept State of Maine child care subsidies including Voucher, ASPIRE, and Transitional Child Care (TCC). We also have a sliding fee and an in-house subsidy for eligible families. Call our enrollment office to get answers to all of your questions about subsidies and fees.
Transportation: While CFO does not provide transportation to any of the Head Start programs, we do have some funds available to assist Head Start eligible families with the cost of transportation.
Directions: From Bangor I-395, take the exit for Ellsworth/Bar Harbor (Rt. 1A). Follow Rt. 1A into Ellsworth until you come to an intersection with a traffic light (Dunkin Donuts will be on the right). Continue down Route 1A (High Street), straight through 3 sets of traffic lights (not counting the one at Dunkin Donuts). Take a right turn at the fourth set of lights – this is the Beechland Road. Avery Lane will be on your right directly after a large, well-landscaped brick church (Latter Day Saints). The Center and Administrative Office is on the left; a yellow building with bright colored trim.