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 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 of birth-to-five children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing that demonstrates the children’s language and literacy development relative to their peers.

MaineThe Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Maine early childhood state policy.

  • 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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