March 2018: With the recent passage of the FY18 Omnibus appropriations bill by Congress, we are pleased to report the overall significant increases in spending for child care, early learning, and support for low-income families. This is a big win for kids! Here are some of the highlights*: Education: – Title I Grants: a $300 … More Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!
March 20, 2018 – The second meeting of this year’s Maine’s Children’s Caucus focused on the current preliminary data around child abuse neglect and prevention in the state. Co-chairs Senator Rebecca Millett and Representative Matt Pouliot welcomed guest speaker Kate Perkins, Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Trust, to present key points of the organization’s … More Maine Children’s Caucus Welcomes the Maine Children’s Trust
The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is pleased to welcome new staff members: Research and KIDS COUNT Associate, Helen Hemminger, and Communications and Outreach Assistant, Melissa Hackett. “With Melissa and Helen on board, we are able to coordinate greater outreach efforts and ensure that we are the data source for making sound policy decisions for … More MCA Welcomes New Staff Members!
February 1, 2018 – The first meeting of this year’s Maine’s Children’s Caucus focused on early childhood systems in other states. Co-chairs Senator Rebecca Millett and Representative Matt Pouliot welcomed guest speakers Kristin Bernhard with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Julie Poppe with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) . … More Maine Children’s Caucus Welcomes Georgia Early Childhood Expert
This blog post was written by MCA Board Member Pam Day and originally appeared in December 14, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Read the full op-ed here. With responsible planning and smart investing today, our state can prosper now and into the future. This is especially true when it comes to our children … More BDN: Maine families deserve better than Congress’ flawed tax bills
The Maine Children’s Alliance will be hiring two positions in the New Year. We are looking for committed team members who will support our mission to advocate for sound public policies and promote best practices to improve the well-being of children and families in Maine. The Communications & Outreach Assistant supports the Maine Children’s Alliance … More MCA is Hiring!
This post was written by Senior Policy Analyst, Rita Furlow and originally appeared as a letter-to-the-editor in the December 7, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. The key to Maine’s future is doing our best to ensure Maine’s children have the opportunity, support and resources to succeed as adults. And the Mainers in Aroostook County … More BDN: Aroostook County Understands Value of Public Preschool