Making School Breakfast a Priority!

Starting the school day off strong begins with making sure students have a healthy breakfast and research shows it gets results. Students who eat breakfast, including at school, perform better academically. School breakfast promotes better attendance, concentration, alertness, memory, comprehension and learning. In Maine, nearly half of all school-aged children are eligible for subsidized school … More Making School Breakfast a Priority!

The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!

New report shows federal and local policies are leading to improvements for U.S. children, but Maine is not seeing the same results as other New England states Maine children are experiencing modest improvements in key areas of child well-being that support them in leading healthier, safer lives, but a report released today by the Annie … More The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!

Meet Dr. Robert Beekman: 2017 Giraffe Award Winner

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

The 2017 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book At-A-Glance

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

Standing room only at the first meeting of the Maine Children’s Caucus.

The Maine Children’s Caucus hit the ground running at their inaugural meeting this month, with a presentation from Federal Reserve economist Rob Grunewald to a captivated audience of state lawmakers. This bipartisan group of State Legislators founded by Sen. Rebecca Millett (D – Cape Elizabeth) and Rep. Matt Pouliot (R – Augusta) seeks to build … More Standing room only at the first meeting of the Maine Children’s Caucus.