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Child Care Programs

The goal of our programs is to promote the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of each child by providing a high-quality child care program. Programs include a nutritious snack every day, outside play or indoor physical activity, crafts, special projects, and quiet times. We view the home, school, community, and child care settings as complementary and interrelated domains that affect children’s growth and development.

A list of all current child care and summer day camp programs is maintained in WebTrac, our online program registration service.  To learn more about current offerings or for a certain type of activity, click the link below.

Child Care for 2017-18 School Year -- Registration begins Monday, May 1

Registration for next year's child care program begins Monday, May 1. We provide before-school and after-school care to grades K-5 students and after-school care only for students in Grades 6-8.

For details regarding registration, billing and payments, child release, medication, discipline, and more, please be sure to review our 2017-18 handbook:



Due to necessary paperwork, all registrations must be completed in person in the Community Services Office. We are open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please be sure to bring a cancelled check or savings account print-out to go along with your EFT form (previous-year information does not transfer over). All other paperwork will print out at registration and can be completed in person. There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee per child that is due at the time of registration. This fee may be paid by cash, check, or debit card.

K-5 School-Age Child Care

Our School-Age Child Care program is designed to provide children in kindergarten through fifth grade a safe and exciting place to be during their out-of-school hours. We are a non-profit recreational program, complying with all of the rules for the licensing of child care facilities established by the State of Maine.


Club Teen After-School Program

The Club Teen program is designed to provide middle school students a safe and inviting place to be between 2:00 and 6:00 PM. Club Teen is located in the Middle School Cafeteria (and occasionally in the Applied Humanities Room or Narragansett Building), with time and space for homework, recreational activities, clubs, sports, as well as free time. 


Child Care Registration 2017-18

  • Registrations for 2017-18 for all children will be accepted starting Monday, May 1. Household balances must be up to date.
  • When you stop by the Community Services Office to register, we will update all of your household and family member information in our system, have you sign a few waivers, and complete an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form.  Remember to bring a voided check as we will not be able to complete the registration process without it.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $100 will be expected upon registration. 
  • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless you have been notified that you have been placed on a waiting list, you are guaranteed a spot in the Child Care or Club Teen program.
  • There is a three-day wait period (three business days) if registering anytime after the first day of school in September (as long as spots are available).
  • Waiting lists for spots will be started and maintained as necessary for each site. Participants will be notified if they have been placed on a waiting list within one week of registering for the program.


No Child Care Coverage on Full-Day Storm Days

We will be unable to provide child care coverage on full-day storm days. We will, however, continue to provide extended care for child care participants on school days that are delayed or released early due to storms.


No-School Days and School Vacations

We are open on all regularly scheduled school days for morning and afternoon care. Full-day care is available on scheduled no-school days and school vacations. These will be held in Wentworth School. Preregistration is required for those who wish to attend.

No-School Dates 2017-18
9/1, 10/6, 11/22, 12/22, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 4/14, 5/25
7:00 am to 6:00 pm 
*7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wentworth School
$65 per day**

** Early registration discounts available. As long as you register at least two weeks prior, you will pay $50 per day.


February and April Vacation Weeks

We are open Tuesday through Thursday for both February and April school breaks. Care is provided from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at Wentworth for Grades K-8 students. If your child already attends the before-school and/or after-school programs, there is no additional fee! Registration for these vacation weeks begins the first Monday in November.

February Vacation Week 
02/20 to 02/23/2018
7:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Wentworth School
$260 per week or $65 per day**

April Vacation Week 
04/17 to 04/20/2018
7:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Wentworth School
$260 per week or $65 per day**

** Early registration discounts available. As long as you register at least two weeks prior, you will pay $185 for the week or $50 per day.


Holidays

We do not provide child care on the following holidays:
  • Labor Day (09/04)
  • Columbus Day (10/9)
  • Thanksgiving (11/23)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (11/24)
  • Christmas (12/25)
  • New Year's Day (01/01)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (01/15)
  • President's Day (02/19)
  • Patriot's Day (04/16)
  • Memorial Day (05/28)


Wednesday Late Start Package

Looking for child care coverage on next year's Wednesday late start days? Beginning Monday, May 1, you may register with Community Services for the ten late start days – open to all children in Grades K to 8. Space is VERY LIMITED so please register early! Registration accepted in the Community Services Office or online.  If your child already attends our Community Services before-school child care program on Wednesdays, then they are automatically enrolled. 

Late Start Dates 2017-18
09-13, 10-18, 11-15, 12-13, 01-24, 02-14, 03-14, 04-25, 05-16, 06-06
Care available from 7:00 am until students are dismissed for school
(10:15 am for Gr. K-2, 9:45 am for Gr. 3-5, 9:10 am for Gr. 6-8)
$150 for 10-date package

Space is very limited at each school site and online registration will be available. We do not offer single-day registrations. Registrations after the program has started will not be prorated. Please Note: While we accept late start package registrations for Grades 6-8 students, students must be dropped off at Wentworth School and must walk to the Middle School once dismissed at 8:45 am. There will be no transportation provided between the two schools; therefore, Community Services is not responsible for students' arrival.


School Child Care 2016-17 

We provide before-school and after-school care to grades K-5 students and after-school care only for students in Grades 6-8. 

For details regarding registration, billing and payments, child release, medication, discipline, and more, please be sure to review our 2016-17 handbook:


Scarborough Municipal Building
Upper Level, Room 325

259 U.S. Route 1 / P.O. Box 360
Scarborough, ME 04070-0360
Hours:  M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM
Passport Hrs: T-Th, 9 AM - 3 PM
Phone: (207) 730-4150
Fax: (207) 730-4165
Email: comserv


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Child Care Staff

Audra Keenan
Intergenerational Programs Manager
Phone: (207) 730-4171
Email: akeenan

Andrea Zglobicki
Program Coordinator
Phone: (207) 730-4172
Email: azglobicki

Steve Kramer
Program Coordinator
Phone: (207) 730-4174
Email: skramer



Child Care Locations


Blue Point Child Care
Phone: (207) 730-5340
Hours: Available Mon - Fri
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
3:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Eight Corners Child Care
Phone: (207) 730-5235
Hours: Available Mon - Fri
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
3:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Pleasant Hill Child Care
Phone: (207) 730-5260
Hours: Available Mon - Fri
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
3:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Wentworth Child Care
Phone: (207) 730-4657
Hours: Available Mon - Fri
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
2:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Club Teen Child Care
Phone: (207) 730-4848
Hours: Available Mon - Fri
2:10 PM - 6:00 PM