Last Call: Show Your Support for MCA!

Purchase Ad Space in the 2015 Champions Program Today! Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2015. Advertising Opportunities:  Join us in celebrating Maine kids, honoring community heroes and “sticking out necks out” for Maine children, youth and families. Show your continued support by advertising in the 2015 Champions for Children Event Program! $500 – Full Page … More Last Call: Show Your Support for MCA!

BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Letter to the editor by MCA Board Member Margaret Leitch Copeland. Read the original letter published in the Bangor Daily News July 17, 2015.  I applaud Gary Laweryson for his July 8 BDN OpEd, which highlighted how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit boost the financial security of veterans and service … More BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Early Childhood Advocacy and Legislative Update

Social/Emotional Development The Maine Children’s Alliance recently brought together key stakeholders to discuss social emotional development and mental health consultation in early childhood settings. We had been hearing reports of increasing numbers of very young children being encouraged to leave or expelled from programs because of challenging behaviors they were exhibiting in the classroom. As a … More Early Childhood Advocacy and Legislative Update