Maine Head Start Grantees
The Head Start grantees in Maine administer programs throughout the state. There are 11 Head Start grantees. Every Head Start program nationwide is guided by the federally mandated Performance Standards and required by the Federal Office of Head Start to collect, report on and use program information and child and family outcome data.
There are different Head Start program options and settings available for families in Maine:
- Head Start refers to programs geared for children 3-5 years of age.
- Early Head Start refers to programs geared for children 0-3 years of age.
- Depending on the grantee and the community, both of these programs offer center-based, home-based and combination models. Many of the grantees also offer extended care options and Head Start—Public School Pre-Kindergarten programs.
- Head Start is also available to seasonal and migrant farm families and American Indian Alaskan Native populations.
Contact the grantee in your area to learn more about eligibility requirements, and openings that may be available.
County Served: Androscoggin
Coburn School, 269 Bates St., Lewiston, ME 04240
Betsy Norcross Plourde, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Served: Aroostook
P.O. Box 1116, 771 Main St., Presque Isle, ME 04769
Sue Powers, Director: email@example.com/
County Served: Hancock and Washington
P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2995 or 1-800-834-4378
Doug Orville: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Served: Oxford and Franklin
17 Market Square, S. Paris, ME 04281
Heath Ouellette, Director: email@example.com
County Served: No. Kennebec and Somerset
97 Water St., Waterville, ME 04901
Kathy Colfer, Child & Family Services Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Served: Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Greater Brunswick
34 Wing Farm Pkwy., Bath, ME 04530
(207) 442-7963 ext 214 or 1-800-221-2221
Sue Kingsland, Director: email@example.com
County Served: Cumberland
510 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101
Louise Marsden, VP Family and Early Childhood Education: Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org
County Served: Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox
P.O. Box 1162, Bangor, ME 04402-1162
Heidi Leblanc, Director: email@example.com
County Served: So. Kennebec
337 Maine Ave., Farmingdale, ME 04344
Michele Pino, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Served: Waldo
P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-6809, ext 204
Kim Cummings, Director: email@example.com
County Served: York
P.O. Box 72, Sanford, ME 04073
Betty Graffam, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Maine the Tribal Head Start programs are administered by 3 different grantees. To learn more, please contact the grantees below.
Aroostook Band of Micmacs
County Served: Aroostook
13 Northern Rd.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Tammy Deveau, Director: ~email@example.com
1 Maliseet Dr.
Houlton, Maine 04730
Cindy Hutchinson, Director: ~firstname.lastname@example.org
Passamaquoddy Head Start
County Served: Washington
P.O.Box 344 Perry, ME 04667
Betty Lewey, Director: ~Passamaquoddyheadstart@roadrunner.com