Cape Care is part of Community Services and the Town of Cape Elizabeth. We have been caring for children since 1986 and are licensed to serve children ages 3 through 12 by the State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 

Upon final approval from the State of Maine, we will be transitioning to a Public Pre-K program in addition to our existing half and full-day preschool, and before and after-school care programs. 

For your child to be eligible for preschool and before and after school care, they must be three by October 15th and be fully potty trained. These programs are open to both residents and non-residents of Cape Elizabeth. Applications for these programs are processed on a first come/first serve basis. 

For your child to be eligible for Public Pre-K, they must be four by October 15th and be a resident of Cape Elizabeth. If your child turns five before October 15th, they are not eligible for Public Pre-K. Applications for this program will be selected through a blind lottery process. The application deadline is April 1, 2023. 

Applications are currently being accepted for all programs. Applicants will be notified by April 14, 2023, as to their enrollment status. 

Contact Community Services at 207-799-2868 with any questions. 

For additional information on Cape Care please click on the Departments Tab.  To apply for enrollment, please complete the application.


March 14

March 14, 2023 No Cape Care Preschool, Before care or Aftercare

Pool and Fitness Center will open as scheduled, and we will monitor conditions.

All Community Services programs are cancelled for today. We will reevaluate conditions for the evening programs.

Cape Care Preschool Open House Rescheduled

We have rescheduled Preschool Open House on March 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 if you would like to stop by to meet the teachers and get more information about our programs.

Thank you for your interest in Cape Care Preschool. We will have few changes in our registration process this spring and the details are not solidified at this time. I will post information on our website www.Capecommunityservices.org when information becomes available, hopefully soon. 



February 28th

Cape Elizabeth Community Services adult and youth programs are cancelled.

Cape Care is closed. The Open House scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled TBA.

Richards Community Pool will open at 7:00am

CECS will update information as needed.

Stay Safe,

Community Services Update 2/4/22

Community Services will be closed tomorrow February 4th due to inclement weather.

Cape Care Preschool, Before Care & After Care will be closed.

All Community services adult and youth programs are cancelled.

Don Richards Community Pool and Fitness center will be closed.