New studies have shown that newborn babies require an environment that is somewhat like that of an external womb. An environment where their needs are continuously met. Our newborn rooms were designed specifically with that in mind and to be much like your traditional nursery found in a loving home. Caregivers are always only a few steps away to be at your baby's beckon call, meet their every need and provide them with the comfort, specific kind of care and attention that a baby's brain requires.
We are here to provide your baby with the schedule you choose. When it comes to feeding and napping times, we will follow whatever schedule you want.
If setting a schedule for your baby has been a challenge for you and you would like some assistance in that area, our infant caregiving team can help with that as well.. It's all about creating an experience that YOU feel works best for your baby.
Shining Star CDC's goal is to provide families with quality childcare at an affordable cost. We do accept families who's income level qualifies them for assistance from the state of Maine. If you feel that you may qualify for a subsidy program or are interested in getting some information about that, please CLICK HERE.
Maine's Child Care Subsidy Program
What is the Child Care Subsidy Program?
The Child Care Subsidy Program helps eligible families to pay for child care so they can work, go to school or participate in a job training program.
Who is eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy?
Eligible families must meet the income guidelines
At least one of the following activities:
job training program
Sign up for the Summer or Fall season now. Enrollment packets are available and we are conducting center tours daily. Just call today to set up an appointment. During the months of June through September sign up and receive free registration.
Child Development Center
Around one year to 18 months, your baby will be ready to move over to our Child Development Center. It is here that we will begin to transition your baby to more of a center schedule. Nap and feeding times will be set for the group as well as outdoor playtimes and activities. Teachers will begin to work on socialization skills along with all of the other stages of development that prepare your child for the next group they will join on their journey through the center and on the Kindergarten.
Child Development Center
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The Cost of Childcare Doesn't Have to Break the Bank!
Every child is a unique individual. At Shining Star CDC our Home Away from Home curriculum was designed to offer parents the best qualities of a home based and facility based childcare center. Our program focuses on every child and their own developmental needs. We base our activities around the children and their specific needs.
The basis for all of the interactions we have with your child is about their experience. We want each child to have an experience that not only promotes their self esteem, but gives them the tools to hold on to it in the future.