January 31

DHHS rankings of Maine day care centers: search the database

Listings of Maine day care centers with revoked and conditional licenses.

The state Department of Health and Human Services has listed 21 day care centers or operators of home-based day cares who were given conditional licenses in 2013, and four whose licenses were revoked. Some of those centers and operators are listed on the website maintained by the DHHS to help parents find day care for their children (www.childcarechoices.me). There is no information on the website that indicates the operators have conditional or revoked licenses.

The website ranks day care centers on a 1-to-4 system, with a 4 being the best.

A 4 ranking means, among other factors, that the center has been operating for at least one year, meets state regulatory standards, has had no substantiated licensing violations in the past three years, and is nationally accredited.

A 1 ranking means the program has been in operation for at least a year and meets state regulatory standards.

Several of the day care centers have no indicated ranking. The website does not say why.

List of Maine day care centers with conditional, surrendered or revoked licenses

Note: Lyman's Sunshine Childcare & Preschool was listed on the state's website with a "3" rating until last week, when its listing was removed.

Proprietor Day care center name Town Ranking License status
Barbara Barstow ABC 123 Daycare Norridgewock None Voluntarily surrendered license prior to revocation [PDF]
Charlotte Brennan Lemon Grove Daycare & Preschool Bangor None Voluntarily surrendered license prior to revocation [PDF]
Cheryl Dubois Sunshine Childcare & Preschool Lyman 3 (see note above) Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Cindy Lapoint   Buxton None Conditional license issued [PDF] and subsequently revoked [PDF] in 2013
Colleen Brown   Presque Isle None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Cynthia Doucette   Van Buren None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Elizabeth Rollins   Hallowell None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Julie Aube   Augusta 1 Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Kareen Nelson Ton of Fun Child Care Boothbay 1 Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Karen Sachar   Waterville None Conditional license issued [PDF] and subsequently revoked [PDF] in 2013
Kelly Jean Nason   Lincoln 2 Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Kristen McInnis   Windham None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Lisa Thornton   Calais None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Melissa Geaumont   Gorham None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Peggy Ouellette   Fort Kent None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Sharon Jackett Bright Beginnings Child Care Center Houlton None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Sonya Richardson   Caribou   Conditional license issued [PDF] and subsequently revoked  [PDF] in 2013
Susan Bell KuriouCity ChildCare and Learning Center Presque Isle None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Terri Arsenault   Mechanic Falls 1 Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Terry Fourtier Days of Wonder Caribou None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Tiffany Petronis Watch Me Shine Ellsworth None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Tracey Ramsey   Calais None Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Tracy Farrington   Lisbon 1 Conditional license issued in 2013 [PDF]
Virginia Kenney Riverview Learning Center Bath None License revoked in 2013 [PDF]
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