Early Childhood Development

Maine Roads to QualityMaine Roads to Quality: Maine Roads to Quality is the Early Care and Education Career Development Center for Maine. Established in 1999, its purpose is to promote and support professionalism in the early care and education field.


Recognizing the needs of families, the Nursery provides:

  • Preschool hours:  7:00 am-5:30 pm
  • Infant/Toddler hours:  7:30 am – 5:15 pm
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Full day program, year-round
  • Convenient downtown location
  • Parent/teacher conferences bi-annually
  • Ongoing observation and assessment of children’s development
  • Income-based sliding fee scale for full-time
  • Sibling discount
  • Early pay discounts

Recognizing the needs of children, the Nursery provides:

  • A nationally accredited early education program
  • Multi-age classrooms for children 6 weeks – 3 years old
  • A multi-age preschool program for children 3-5 years old
  • An inclusive, child-centered approach
  • The diversity of the Portland community
  • Family involvement opportunities
  • Large, bright classrooms
  • A spacious, well-equipped playground
  • A consistent daily schedule
  • Stimulating learning activities based on child interests
  • Field trips to local venues

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