Earlier this month, the Maine Children’s Alliance presented the 2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book, the state’s only comprehensive report on the well-being of Maine kids, to lawmakers at the Maine Children’s Caucus. The latest edition of the Data Book reveals that despite slight improvements in child poverty and health insurance rates, soaring infant mortality and child … More The 2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book At-A-Glance
If children are going to succeed in school, at work and in life, they need to master the critical cognitive, social and emotional skills necessary to thrive. Too often we only focus on cognitive development, but this week Dr. Walter Gilliam from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy returned to Maine … More How Early Childhood Consultation Programs (ECCP) Could Reduce Challenging Behaviors.
The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote soon on a new health care bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The original bill introduced last week was already harmful, but recent changes have made it even more dangerous. Under this bills, Congress would: repeal the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits requirement; force states … More ACTION ALERT: Protect Maine’s Care – Call Your Rep!
By now, we know that critical brain development occurs during the early years of a child’s life, which is why investing in quality, early learning experiences for all children is so important for our future. Last week, Maine Lawmakers got to go a little more into the science behind early childhood brain development and the … More What can we learn from brain research?
The Maine Children’s Caucus hit the ground running at their inaugural meeting this month, with a presentation from Federal Reserve economist Rob Grunewald to a captivated audience of state lawmakers. This bipartisan group of State Legislators founded by Sen. Rebecca Millett (D – Cape Elizabeth) and Rep. Matt Pouliot (R – Augusta) seeks to build … More Standing room only at the first meeting of the Maine Children’s Caucus.
All Maine children and families should be able to see a doctor when they are sick. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes this possible for more and more Maine children and families. Healthy Maine children become healthy Maine adults who will lead us into the future, but they also need healthy parents or guardians to … More Why Maine children and families need the Affordable Care Act.
The 2016 election has finally come and gone. What’s next, is up to you. After a long two years, the 2016 election has finally come and gone. Starting December 2016, we will have a new State Legislature, and starting January 20, 2017, we will have a new president. However, our role as voters, citizens and … More Moving Forward & Staying Engaged