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96 Danforth Street
Portland, Maine 04101

News & Events
See all the exciting news and happenings at our child care facility!

April 1, 2020

To ensure safety and encourage social distancing, CMDN will continue to be closed through April 24, 2020. We will continue to update this site and our Facebook page as we approach that date and make decisions based on DOE recommendations and best practices. We apprecia...

March 17, 2020

As a precaution due to the COVID-19 crisis, Catherine Morrill Day Nursery will be closed from March 16th through March 27th. We will update families as things progress. 

March 12, 2020

In an effort to be cautious and mindful of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our upcoming March Masquerade. We are sad and sorry to be missing this fun event! If you have purchased tickets, we will happily refund your money, unless you let us know otherwise. We wish...

February 3, 2020

On Wednesday, February 5th, from 4:30 - 6:00 pm, please join us for our Winter Family Festival. Enjoy pizza in your child's classroom, have a Dance Party with special DJ Matt Little-Farmer (teacher in the Green Room), and make a mask for our upcoming adults-only masque...

December 6, 2019

In this fascinating piece from WCSH 6 - we learn about the establishment of the Portland Water District and its unique connection to CMDN!

"On Thanksgiving Day in 1869 a 3/4 galvanized service was attached to the water main and brought water from Sebago Lake to a house...

December 5, 2019

CMDN's own Lori Moses is highlighted in West End News:

"Lori Moses is Advancing Childcare in Maine" by Cameron Autry

Pillars of Portland is a monthly column celebrating local leaders and doers. This month we celebrate Lori Moses, executive director of Catherine Morrill D...

November 25, 2019

Attention CMDN Parents! On Friday, December 13th from 6-8:15 p.m., drop your children off to spend an evening with teachers of CMDN while you enjoy a night out!


$25 for 1st Child

$15 for each Sibling (Older/Younger siblings welcome!)

Tips Welcome!

All money goes direc...

November 18, 2019

We are honored that the Victoria Mansion invited the children from Catherine Morrill Day Nursery to decorate their "Ell Porch" as part of their "Ghosts of Christmas Past" holiday celebration. 

Our classrooms really like to demonstrate "process art" by including pictures...

November 7, 2019

Please take this five minute survey from The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Even if you completed the survey last year, we need your participation again! Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize drawing and five lucky winners across the state w...

October 23, 2019

The Nursery will make every attempt to stay open during inclement weather in order to meet families’ child care needs. However, there may be times that we need to delay opening until 9 a.m. or close altogether if conditions are particularly hazardous. We encourage fami...

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