After months of advocacy, budget negotiations and so much more, the first regular session of the 128th Legislature has finally ended. Together, we worked to promote policies and practices that give Maine children the best chance of success. And none of it would have been possible without your help! Check out our recap of what … More Wrapping up the 2017 Legislative Session!
This blog post written by Claire Berkowitz, executive director of MCA and originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald on July 15, 2016. Click here to read the original OpEd. We all want our children to grow up and become the confident, capable and caring adults of tomorrow, who can lead Maine into a prosperous future. … More PPH: MCA supports Stand Up for Students
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
HOW WELL THEY END UP DEPENDS ON HOW WELL THEY START OUT. Take Action this week to support Maine Families Home Visiting Program WHAT THEY DO: The Maine Families Home Visiting Program is part of Maine’s strategy to ensure the healthy development of our children. Because early experiences literally shape the development of the brain, … More Get Our Future Passed
2012-2013 Budget Early childhood programs took a very large collective hit in the budget passed by Maine’s 125th Legislature and signed into law by Governor LePage in 2012. Now, the waiting list for child care subsidy continues to climb, Head Start programs have reduced slots and the home visiting system is weakened despite new federal … More Impact of 2012-2013 Early Childhood Budget Cuts