Every child deserves the right to the protection of their basic human rights In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention of the Rights of the Child, defining children’s rights to protection, education, health care, shelter, and nutrition. It is the most rapidly and widely ratified human rights treaty; yet the United States remains the only member … More MCA statement on child detention and family separation at the southern border
After months of advocacy and negotiations, the first regular session of the 129th Legislature has come to a close. Together, we worked to provide data and promote policies that will help all Maine children reach their full potential. Check out the highlights of the session below! Promoting Early Care and Education Programs that Give Young … More Legislative Roundup!
The latest edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows improvements for child well-being over the last 30 years, but there are still areas for improvement in the nation and in Maine. The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book explores how America’s child population … More The National 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!
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!