AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Rising tide of economic recovery did not lift all boats, leaving many children shipwrecked. “Maine’s economy is not working for all of our children. Too many kids are living in families where no parent has full time work, where housing costs take up a large portion of the family budget, or where wages don’t meet the … More AECF Presents: the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Support Head Start: Maine Can’t Afford Another Missed Opportunity

On June 8, 2015,the Maine State Senate voted to defeat a bill providing $2 million to support childcare for working families. LD 977, An Act to Improve Child Care in the State lost by one single vote.  This bill was a huge missed opportunity but we have one final chance to support early childhood programs in … More Support Head Start: Maine Can’t Afford Another Missed Opportunity

Early Childhood Update

1. Proposed Rules for Public Preschool Programs in Maine The Maine Department of Education has proposed rules that would create standards for public preschools in Maine. A public hearing on the proposal was held last week on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Augusta. There were approximately a dozen people in attendance and comments were made … More Early Childhood Update