Early Learning Centers
Pre-K Wrap Care
Staff Ratio: We maintain ratios set by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services child Market Rates. A new tier has been added for families who need additional care beyond 45 hours a week.
Should there be an increase in fees you will be notified at least 30 days in advance.
The fee scale at Family Focus Child Care Centers is based on the age area (Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, or School Age) of enrollment of the child and cost of the services provided for the age
School-Age Workshop Programs are available (fees vary)
There is a limited amount of money available to assist families with exceptional circumstances. A Fee Waiver form must be completed and is subject to approval by the Executive Director and/or Board.
Family Focus does not discriminate, nor do we refuse services to those clients with special needs who will benefit from our programs. Admissions decisions are generally made on a first-come, first-serve basis, with consideration given to restrictions placed upon us by funding sources, program openings, the age of the child in question, etc.
Children are encouraged to enroll in our programs a minimum of three days per week. It is harder for the children to adjust to being part of a group when they attend for shorter periods of time.
We encourage you to contact the Program Director of your site of interest to arrange a tour and receive an enrollment packet, but you may also just visit anytime.
Children entering our programs will usually be on the waiting list for a period of time prior to enrollment. The amount of time on the list will vary depending on the age of the child and the funding source contract requirements. Expectant parents are encouraged to put their name on the waiting list even if it will be awhile before a space is needed.
Children are placed on the waiting list based on the date the request is received. We do give priority to children of our staff and siblings of children already enrolled in the child care program.
Openings in the program can come at any time during the year, however, many openings occur in the summer in the preschool as children become eligible to enter school and in the school age programs as older school age children enter the sixth grade.