This post was written by Cara Baldari, a Senior Policy Director for Family Economics and Legal Counsel at First Focus. Click here to read the original post on First Focus’ blog, Voices for Kids. First Focus is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Due to the … More First Focus: New Maine Bill Aims to Reduce Child Poverty
This post is part of a series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. MCA is pleased to introduce you to Margo Walsh, founder and CEO of MaineWorks, LLC. As owner and founder of MaineWorks, LLC Margo Walsh employs Mainers facing extreme barriers to employment from formerly incarcerated individuals to people recovering from … More 2017 Giraffe Award Winner: Meet Margo Walsh
This post is part of a series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. We hope to see you Friday, May 19th at the Champions for Children Luncheon in Portland. This week, MCA is please to introduce you to Dr. Robert Beekman, a recently retired pediatrician who spent his career serving Northern and Eastern Maine. … More Meet Dr. Robert Beekman: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner
This is the first post in the series of profiles on the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners. We hope to see you Friday, May 19th at the Champions for Children Luncheon in Portland. This week, MCA is please to introduce you to Dr. Janice L. Pelletier, who currently serves as President for the Maine Chapter of … More Meet Dr. Janice L. Pelletier: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner
The Champions for Children Luncheon featuring the 2017 Giraffe Awards Friday, May 19, 2017 | The Woodfords Club in Portland 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Registration begins at 11:30) The Maine Children’s Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Giraffe Awards, which honor community heroes who “stick out their necks” for Maine … More MCA Announces 2017 Giraffe Award Winners
Earlier this month, the Maine Children’s Alliance presented the 2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book, the state’s only comprehensive report on the well-being of Maine kids, to lawmakers at the Maine Children’s Caucus. The latest edition of the Data Book reveals that despite slight improvements in child poverty and health insurance rates, soaring infant mortality and child … More The 2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book At-A-Glance
If children are going to succeed in school, at work and in life, they need to master the critical cognitive, social and emotional skills necessary to thrive. Too often we only focus on cognitive development, but this week Dr. Walter Gilliam from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy returned to Maine … More How Early Childhood Consultation Programs (ECCP) Could Reduce Challenging Behaviors.