Last week MCA’s Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow, and I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Children’s Cabinet meeting, convened by Governor Mills. This was the first time the Children’s Cabinet has met since 2010, when it submitted a report summarizing its work to the transition team as the outgoing administration. The reconvening of the Children’s Cabinet signals that cross-system collaboration to improve the health and well-being of … More Maine Children’s Cabinet Holds First Meeting
According to a recent report released by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) more children are attending state-funded pre-K programs across the US, but state funding is not keeping pace, resulting in low compensation for pre-K teachers that threatens to undermine the quality and sustainability of programming. The State of Preschool 2018 annual … More The State of Preschool 2018
Maine Making Strides in Keeping Children in Foster Care Connected to Families New 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Progress in Maine and in the Nation AUGUSTA, MAINE — The number of children in foster care being placed with families has considerably improved in Maine over the last … More Keeping Kids in Families: New Data on Trends in Foster Care Placements
The Maine Children’s Alliance Releases the 2019 Maine KIDS COUNT® Data Book Maine has seen improvements for kids in key areas over the past 25 years, but this year’s data indicates we should be concerned about how our youngest children are faring March 28, 2019 – The Maine Children’s Alliance released the latest edition of … More The 2019 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book is here!
March 12, 2019 – The latest meeting of this year’s Maine’s Children’s Caucus brought a visit coordinated by the National Conference of State Legislatures with Ruth Kagi, House Chair of the Committee on Early Learning and Human Services in the legislature in Washington state. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) helped to coordinate this important … More Maine Children’s Caucus Welcomes Representative Ruth Kagi
Count ME In is releasing an infographic today, entitled “Attendance Matters.” We all want our children to succeed in school and to achieve their full potential. Recent studies have shown that when it comes to school attendance, every day counts. Students who miss more than 10 percent of school days (18 days per school year) … More Attendance Matters: Every Day Counts for Maine Children in Schools
The Maine Children’s Alliance has submitted comments to the federal government in opposition to the proposed Public Charge rule. This rule would threaten to undermine the benefit of public services to immigrant families and their children, which are critical to their health and well-being. These families are increasingly part of the fabric of our communities; … More Protect Immigrant Families: Opposing the Proposed Public Charge Rule