Early Childhood Advocacy and Legislative Update

Social/Emotional Development The Maine Children’s Alliance recently brought together key stakeholders to discuss social emotional development and mental health consultation in early childhood settings. We had been hearing reports of increasing numbers of very young children being encouraged to leave or expelled from programs because of challenging behaviors they were exhibiting in the classroom. As a … More Early Childhood Advocacy and Legislative Update

Maine’s early childhood programs need your voice

At 1 PM today Maine’s Health and Human Services committee will be setting their budget priorities for early childhood services. You can call or email them to share your thoughts about the importance of Head Start, Maine Families/home visiting, child care, and public health nursing. You can leave a message for members of the Senate at (800) 423-6900 and for House members … More Maine’s early childhood programs need your voice

Maine’s future rests on how well we invest in our children

The following testimony was submitted by the Maine Children’s Alliance: Testimony of Rita Furlow, Senior Policy Analyst Maine Children’s Alliance Before the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs Biennial Budget March 6, 2015 Good afternoon, Senators Hamper and Brakey, Representatives Rotundo and Gattine, and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and … More Maine’s future rests on how well we invest in our children

Get Our Future Passed

HOW WELL THEY END UP DEPENDS ON HOW WELL THEY START OUT. Take Action this week to support Maine Families Home Visiting Program WHAT THEY DO: The Maine Families Home Visiting Program is part of Maine’s strategy to ensure the healthy development of our children. Because early experiences literally shape the development of the brain, … More Get Our Future Passed