CMDN is doing a "soft" re-opening on May 26th to practice new CDC guidelines for child care programs to remain open. We will open for all of our families on June 1st, with new protocols in place. Families will be notified of these new protocols the week of May 18th. In the meantime, teachers have been keeping in touch with children via distance technology while we have been closed and we all look forward to when everyone can return, although we know that it will be different.
The State of Maine is offering subsidized childcare for Essential Employees. DHHS's Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) will subsidize child care for households where all parents/guardians are essential employees, working outside of their homes, in need of regular child care provided by a non-relative (until 6/30/20 or two weeks after the end of the civil emergency, whichever is soonest): Subsidy will be paid directly to child care providers on behalf of essential empl