Youth “Aged-Out” of Foster Care and under 26 Qualify for MaineCare

January 1, 2014! If you or anyone you know is involved with young adults who may have been in foster care or with the foster care community, help us get the word out that many who are uninsured now will soon be eligible for MaineCare and can apply now! Under the Affordable Care Act, young … More Youth “Aged-Out” of Foster Care and under 26 Qualify for MaineCare

KIDS COUNT

The following remarks were made by Claire Berkowitz at the KIDS COUNT Press Conference on November 21, 2013. In preparing for today’s KIDS COUNT release event, I was reminded of something I read a few years ago about the Maasai Tribe of Kenya and Tanzania. It is said that when the adults in the tribe … More KIDS COUNT

19th Annual Maine KIDS COUNT Reports Latest Data

Maine kids face adversity in tough economic climate Maine’s economy has not improved for Maine’s children and families according to the 2013 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual compilation of evidence-based data on the status and well-being of children in Maine. KIDS COUNT is a project of the Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA), a nonpartisan, … More 19th Annual Maine KIDS COUNT Reports Latest Data

The First Eight Years

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s (AECF) latest policy report, The First Eight Years: Building a Foundation for Lifetime Success, the nation is failing to make critical investments in a child’s early years that help them to succeed in school and life. Children who read proficiently by the end of third grade are far … More The First Eight Years