Child Care Environments


  • Our goal is to have better than minimum child:staff ratios.
  • Parents and siblings of enrolled children are welcomed at any time.
  • We participate in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program and serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack to each child daily.
  • Indoor and outdoor living areas are clean and safe.
  • Play spaces are respectful and supportive of individual children.
  • Interest areas are well supplied and equipped.
  • Each outdoor living space has green grass and large areas for play and discovery.
  • All outdoor play areas are fenced and distanced from street traffic.
  • Each UM Children’s Center program is fully licensed by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.