Archive for the Childcare Category

Bangor parents, I’ve had several requests lately looking for information on preschools and daycare, and while I can offer my own personal experiences (since I’m still in the thick of preschool & daycare!) it’s always good to have more. Do you have a preschool to rave about? One to steer away from? Comments are open for this post, or email anonymously to bangorbaby AT gmail DOT com.

Here’s a list of what’s available on the web to help you choose childcare in Bangor.


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This has been updated as of May, 2011, and can now be found on its own page.


Looking for childcare in Bangor is not an easy task. Here are some resources that may help:

Local childcare providers with a website:

Search services:

  • Penquis: Penquis’ search form requires registration, and I found that I got the most results when I left all fields blank.
  • State of Maine: The state’s website allows you to search for licensed caregiversby ZIP code, town, type of care, and number of children being served.


  • Craigslist: Maine’s Craigslist offering is pretty heavily weighted to the southern part of the state, but there are occasionally people in the Bangor area posting daycare openings or searching for childcare.
  • BDN Classifieds: There are occasionally openings listed in the BDN classifieds.

Accreditors and Organizations:


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A new category for childcare has been added. This will inform readers of new childcare opportunities, both in-home and center-based. is not affiliated with, or responsible for, the availability or quality of childcare providers listed on this website.

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A new childcare facility is slated to open in January, 2007, on Maine Avenue. The Parkside Children’s Learning Center will offer care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Parkside Children’s Learning Center

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Bangor Y offers babysitting at the Hammond Street site while mom or dad works out. From their website:

Ages 6 mos-9 yrs

A perfect place to play while Mom or Dad enjoy the Y! The Bangor Y Babysitting Center is available for children of members who are attending classes or using Y facilities. The Center is located on-site at the Hammond St. facility. For registration and info, contact the Welcome Centers. Pre-Registration within a week of care is necessary to ensure availability. Not part of our licensed child care program. Schedule subject to change. Interested in expanded hours? Let us know by completing a comment card. Members only. Limit 1-1/2 hrs per visit.

Cost: $2 first hour, $.50 ea add’l half hour. Punch Cards $10.

Hammond Street Hours
M-F 8am-noon & 4-7pm
Sat 8-11:30am

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