Maine Public Preschool Application

Thank you for your interest in establishing a new or expanding a current public preschool program. Before you begin, gather the following documents for reference and completion of the application process. 

Chapter 124: Basic Approval Standards: Public Preschool Programs
Child Development Services Memorandum of Understanding
Public Preschool Program Budget Worksheet
Memorandums of Understanding with other partners (Head Start, etc.) if applicable

Select here for a blank PDF version of this application.

To complete this application, enter responses and press the "next" button, to go back, press the "prev" button which are available at the bottom of every page. You may review and edit your responses before you hit the final  "Submit" button. The application is available where you left off, provided you are on the same WiFi, until you submit it.

When you have completed the online portion, email your budget to
Send paper copies of the final signature page of the application, Memorandum of Understanding with CDS and Head Start letter of support (if not partnering),  and partner MOU(s) [if applicable] to Nicole Madore at the Maine Department of Education, SHS 23, Augusta, ME 04333.

DEADLINE FOR NEW AND EXPANDED APPLICATIONS:  APRIL 30  No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

If you have any questions or technical difficulties, contact Nicole Madore at or 624-6677.