“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

Social Emotional Development Spotlight: Community Caring Collaborative

This post was written by Marjorie Withers from the Community Caring Collaborative’s Early Childhood Consultation and Outreach program in Washington County. This is s a part of the Maine Children’s Alliance’s series on early childhood social and emotional development in Maine. The Community Caring Collaborative’s Early Childhood Consultation and Outreach (ECCO) program offers services to childcare providers, Head … More Social Emotional Development Spotlight: Community Caring Collaborative

Social Emotional Development Spotlight: Portland Defending Childhood

This post was written by Barrett Wilkinson from Portland Defending Childhood as a part of the Maine Children’s Alliance’s series on early childhood social and emotional development in Maine. As the Prevention Coordinator for Portland Defending Childhood (PDC), it is my pleasure to provide a guest post today about our violence prevention work. PDC is … More Social Emotional Development Spotlight: Portland Defending Childhood

From the Intern’s Desk: Adopting Proficiency Based Standards

This is part of a weekly series of posts by Roy Ulrickson III, our Master of Social Work Intern. Roy will be providing a scholarly analysis and perspective on early child care intervention, social emotional development and special education. Opinions expressed may not reflect those of MCA, but we want to encourage an open dialogue with … More From the Intern’s Desk: Adopting Proficiency Based Standards

The State of Early Childhood in Maine: A June 2015 Update

Highlights from our June 2015 Early Childhood Newsletter An Update on Early Childhood Bills The Appropriations Committee will be making critical funding decisions regarding early childhood bills as they wrap up the next two-year budget. Even though all these bills have not been heard in the House and Senate, the Committee may consider these funding … More The State of Early Childhood in Maine: A June 2015 Update