This is one in a series of profiles on the 2019 Giraffe Award winners. Each week leading up to the Champions for Children Luncheon on November 7th, we will feature a profile of a 2019 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, we … More Meet Elinor Goldberg, 2019 Giraffe Award Winner
This is the first in a series of profiles on the 2019 Giraffe Award winners. Each week leading up to the Champions for Children Luncheon on November 7th, we will feature a profile of a 2019 Giraffe Award Winner and showcase how they “stick out their neck” for Maine children, youth and families. This week, … More Meet Helen Blank, 2019 Giraffe Award Winner
New Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Highlights Disparities in Children Living in Concentrated Poverty Across Geographies, Race, and Immigration Status September 24th: The Annie E. Casey Foundation today released “Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a KIDS COUNT data snapshot that examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the … More Percentage of Children Living in Concentrated Poverty in Maine Remains Below National Averages
Child care is an essential support for families, allowing parents to work while their children are cared for during this critical period of their development. However, the cost of child care is a significant burden for families—particularly for families with limited financial resources. While many families may be eligible to receive a subsidy to help … More The State of Child Care in Maine
Changing demographics in Maine over time reveal a problematic trend toward an aging population and declining child population The latest child population estimates released by the US Census in June 2019 point to some challenges for Maine. Like fourteen states in the U.S., mostly in the Northeast, Maine experienced a decline in the number of children. Between 1990 … More The changing demographics of Maine
Every child deserves the right to the protection of their basic human rights In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention of the Rights of the Child, defining children’s rights to protection, education, health care, shelter, and nutrition. It is the most rapidly and widely ratified human rights treaty; yet the United States remains the only member … More MCA statement on child detention and family separation at the southern border
After months of advocacy and negotiations, the first regular session of the 129th Legislature has come to a close. Together, we worked to provide data and promote policies that will help all Maine children reach their full potential. Check out the highlights of the session below! Promoting Early Care and Education Programs that Give Young … More Legislative Roundup!