Attendance Matters: Every Day Counts for Maine Children in Schools

Count ME In is releasing an infographic today, entitled “Attendance Matters.” We all want our children to succeed in school and to achieve their full potential. Recent studies have shown that when it comes to school attendance, every day counts. Students who miss more than 10 percent of school days (18 days per school year) … More Attendance Matters: Every Day Counts for Maine Children in Schools

Meet Charlie Harrington, 2018 Giraffe Award Winner

This is one in a series of profiles on the 2018 Giraffe Award winners. Each week leading up to the Champions for Children Luncheon on November 15th, we will feature a profile on a 2018 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we … More Meet Charlie Harrington, 2018 Giraffe Award Winner

Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!

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!