Tracye Fortin has worked in the field of Early Care and Education for over 35 years. Her experiences in service, administration and leadership include Head Start, childcare, public school and community-based partnerships, advocacy and development at local, state and national levels. During her 28 year tenure at Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, Tracye has built trust among program staff as well as with numerous external partners. Her leadership in integrating comprehensive services within the program and with community collaborations throughout the central Maine service area has both developed and strengthened partnerships for quality delivery of services tailored to community needs. She is a strong advocate for system’s development to ultimately promote school readiness with a whole family approach, positively impacting Maine’s workforce. Her breadth of knowledge of human development coupled with her commitment to excellence guides programming and insures creative, high quality systems, design and service implementation for children, families and early educators across communities.
Tracye holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and Social Justice, is adjunct faculty with higher education institutions, and is Doula trained. She is a member of the Maine Head Start Directors Association, Maine Children’s Growth Council, Maine Roads to Quality Advisory Board, National Educare Learning Network Executive Directors, Maine Development Foundation Leadership Maine, as well as serves on various other committees and work groups.