New Study Finds Need to Improve Social Emotional Learning & Development of Maine’s Young Children

Over the past year, Dr. Sheila Smith from Columbia University’s National Center for Children in Poverty has been conducting research on the social emotional learning and development of Maine’s young children as part of a statewide project led by the Maine Children’s Growth Council, Maine Children’s Alliance and Maine Department of Education, and funded through … More New Study Finds Need to Improve Social Emotional Learning & Development of Maine’s Young Children

“Behavior is the language of a child:” Snapshots from the 2016 Social Emotional Learning & Development Conference

Last week, the Maine Children’s Alliance and the Maine Children’s Growth Council hosted the 2016 Social Emotional Learning & Development Conference in Freeport to share compelling new research. A diverse range of state and national experts, partners and stakeholders gathered to discuss short and long-term strategies to improve early childhood outcomes, specifically related to social … More “Behavior is the language of a child:” Snapshots from the 2016 Social Emotional Learning & Development Conference

Communities & Banking: Addressing Early Childhood Expulsions in Maine

Over the past year the Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA), along with many others, has been exploring the social emotional development and learning of Maine’s young children. Due to an increase in the reporting of children exhibiting challenging behaviors in child care and preschool settings – not just in Maine but the entire country – MCA, … More Communities & Banking: Addressing Early Childhood Expulsions in Maine

Just One Click: Increasing Participation & Access to CACFP

This week the Maine Children’s Alliance is submitting testimony to support LD 1472, Resolve, To Enhance the Administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program by Creating Clear Guidelines for Organizations and Streamlining the Application Process. This blog post was adapted from the testimony of Clare Berkowitz, MCA Executive Director. As I sat down to … More Just One Click: Increasing Participation & Access to CACFP

Raising Our Voices for Early Learning, Child Health and in Celebration

An Update from the Maine Children’s Alliance November 2015 October was a busy month for the Maine Children’s Alliance. Highlights included, the Champions for Children Celebration, which was an overwhelming success and the release of a Georgetown report, which found no improvement in Maine’s rate of uninsured children. Learn more below! Getting Their Story Right: … More Raising Our Voices for Early Learning, Child Health and in Celebration

Register for the 2015 Champions for Children today!

MCA’s annual Champions for Children Event is just three weeks away and tickets are available now! On October 27, 2015, join the Maine Children’s Alliance at the Green Ladle in Lewiston to celebrate child and family advocacy in Maine. While we reflect on the progress made for children and families  in Maine this past year, … More Register for the 2015 Champions for Children today!