From the Intern’s Desk: Adopting Proficiency Based Standards

This is part of a weekly series of posts by Roy Ulrickson III, our Master of Social Work Intern. Roy will be providing a scholarly analysis and perspective on early child care intervention, social emotional development and special education. Opinions expressed may not reflect those of MCA, but we want to encourage an open dialogue with … More From the Intern’s Desk: Adopting Proficiency Based Standards

Support Head Start: Maine Can’t Afford Another Missed Opportunity

On June 8, 2015,the Maine State Senate voted to defeat a bill providing $2 million to support childcare for working families. LD 977, An Act to Improve Child Care in the State lost by one single vote.  This bill was a huge missed opportunity but we have one final chance to support early childhood programs in … More Support Head Start: Maine Can’t Afford Another Missed Opportunity

The State of Early Childhood in Maine: A June 2015 Update

Highlights from our June 2015 Early Childhood Newsletter An Update on Early Childhood Bills The Appropriations Committee will be making critical funding decisions regarding early childhood bills as they wrap up the next two-year budget. Even though all these bills have not been heard in the House and Senate, the Committee may consider these funding … More The State of Early Childhood in Maine: A June 2015 Update

URGENT: LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDCARE IN STATE BUDGET

CLICK HERE to contact your Legislator NOW! Support Early Childhood Programs! Today, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs committee is set to make critical funding decisions regarding early childcare. It is imperative that you contact your legislators immediately and tell them to support three early childhood programs: LD 552, An Act To Provide Funding for Home Visiting … More URGENT: LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDCARE IN STATE BUDGET