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Learning by Nature for ME

A collaborative initiative to increase young children’s (0-8) access to nature-based play and learning across Maine. Our Mission: Helping Early Childhood Educators provide Natural Outdoor Play Environments where Maine Children Play and Learn. Why: Because playing and learning with nature benefits children’s development across all domains — including social, emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor […]

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Educare Chosen for the Hannaford Cause Bag Program in October!

We are elated to share that Educare Central Maine has been chosen by the Waterville-Elm Plaza Hannaford as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program! Every time the reusable Hannaford Helps bag with the good karma message is purchased at the Waterville-Elm Plaza Hannaford during the month of October, we receive $1. This […]

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Maine Head Start Report: 2017

The State of Maine has sixteen Head Start grantees, operating eleven Head Start (HS) programs, three American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start (AIAN HS) programs, and thirteen Early Head Start (EHS) programs (see Table 1 in the linked report). In the 2015–2016 program year, sites operated by these sixteen grantees served 4,126 children and […]

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Maine’s Technical Assistance Competencies

In late June 2017, nearly 70 technical assistance (TA) professionals from a wide range of disciplines who support Maine’s diverse early childhood workforce gathered in Hallowell, ME, for the rollout of the Technical Assistance Competencies for Maine’s Early Childhood Workforce. Materials from this rollout are provided here at no cost and are intended for use by all TA professionals working […]

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