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

American Community Survey Data Release

Latest Census Data Paints Bleak Picture for Families Poverty Numbers Particularly High For Maine’s Youngest Children AUGUSTA, ME (September 22, 2011)—Families continue to feel the effects of the recession here in Maine and nationwide, and children in particular are being affected by the slow economy, according to 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) data released today. … More American Community Survey Data Release

MCA and Coalition Partners Analyze Census Data

Maine Children’s Alliance joined with Maine Center for Economic Policy and Maine Equal Justice Partners to release this information about the latest Current Population Survey numbers: New Census Figures: In 2010, 161,000 (12.5%) of Mainers Live in Poverty U.S. poverty rate reaches 17-year high; median income in Maine increases slightly    Augusta, Maine (Tuesday, September … More MCA and Coalition Partners Analyze Census Data