Early Childhood Policy Update, February 2012

Supplemental Budget Update: Members of the Appropriations Committee came to agreement on the cuts to this current year budget (that runs through June 30, 2012). The next step will be for these budget changes to be voted on in the House and Senate.   You can access the Appropriations Committee documents the approved cuts at http://www.maine.gov/legis/ofpr/appropriations_committee/materials/index.htmMore Early Childhood Policy Update, February 2012

Maine Children’s Alliance Early Childhood Policy Update

The Governor’s proposed budget cuts to DHHS programs included significant cuts to Head Start, child care subsidies and the home visiting program. These important programs provide very distinct and important services to Maine’s families. The Governor’s proposal would: Cut 1 in 10 children currently enrolled in Head Start from the program. The majority of Head … More Maine Children’s Alliance Early Childhood Policy Update

Third Annual Report of Head Start in Maine

AUGUSTA–Head Start promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional,health, social and other services. Programs actively engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. This important program is currently threatened in the Governor’s proposed budget. “The proposal to eliminate state … More Third Annual Report of Head Start in Maine