Maine

Advocates in Maine are a strong—and effective—voice for early learning, child health and welfare, and family supports.

State Allies:

Maine Children's Alliance • August, ME
Top Priorities for 2020

Implement the new early childhood mental health consultation program.

Work with the administration on legislation to improve access to Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) for children from birth to 8 years of age.

Organize support for legislation relating to the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program (LD 1760).

In 2019, our allies in Maine helped pass legislation creating a statewide early childhood mental health consultation program. And they didn’t stop there.

  • $5 Million for the Office of Child and Family Services to Hire Additional Caseworkers, Supervisors, and other personnel
  • $7.5 Million to Expand Maine’s Early Intervention System, Which Supports Children with Disabilities Under Age Five
  • $125 Million to Expand Medicaid Coverage to Low-Income adults
  • Requirement that the Commissioner of Education Annually Submit a Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Language and Literacy Development on Birth-to-Five Children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing That Demonstrates the Children’s Language and Literacy Development Relative to Their Peers

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Maine’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice

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