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Commissioner and Staff at Educare

Laura Fortman, Department of Labor Commissioner, and staff members Ginny Carroll and Jessica Picard visited Educare Central Maine in Waterville today for a tour and to discuss the important ways that the workforce and access to childcare are intertwined. “We were so excited to have the Commissioner at Educare! We had a great discussion about […]

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Educare Central Maine at ECE Conference

Educare Central Maine is excited to partner with Maine colleagues to host Maine’s 2019 Statewide Early Childhood Education Conference! Educare has several presenters and participants. Check out conference details here: maineaeyc.org/registration/bangor2019ececonference

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Educare Families at Alfond Scholarship Celebration

There was excitement in the Blaine House gardens on August 27th as 29 Educare Central Maine families joined the Alfond Scholarship Celebration. At the event, families learned more about the scholarship program which gives every baby born in Maine $500 toward a college fund. Since 2013, 100,000 children have received the scholarship — a $50 […]

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Educare and KVCAP’s Child & Family Services to Launch First4 AmeriCorps Project

For Immediate Release Educare and KVCAP’s Child & Family Services to launch First4 AmeriCorps Project August 6, 2019 Waterville, Maine – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded $152,209 in AmeriCorps funding to provide member opportunities to work in infant and preschool classrooms throughout the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) service […]

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From Homeless to Hopeful, Educare Central Maine celebrates 3rd Annual Showcase

For Immediate Release From Homeless to Hopeful, Educare Central Maine celebrates 3rd Annual Showcase July 8, 2019 Waterville, Maine – Natachia Lovering spoke passionately to an audience of supporters about her path from homelessness to being a college bound, single-mother, at Educare Central Maine’s 3rd Annual Showcase. “The time I’ve spent at Educare has truly […]

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Educare Featured in Maine Public Deep Dive

Over the past several months Maine Public’s entire news department has been working on a new in-depth reporting initiative called Maine Public Deep Dive.  Their first Deep Dive was a look into child care, airing several reports this week.  There are four parts to the series: Part 1: Affordability; Part 2: Accessibility; Part 3: Quality; […]

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Educare Opens Additional Infant/Toddler Classroom

For Immediate Release Educare opens additional Infant/Toddler classroom as part of a $4 million boost to Central Maine childcare June 7, 2019 Waterville, Maine – Educare Central Maine is pleased to announce that it has opened the last available classroom space in its state of the art facility as part of the federal Early Head […]

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New England Head Start Association, Burlington, VT

Michele Gonya (center)(KVCAP/Educare Central Maine Head Start Policy Council Chair and newly elected National Head Start Association Board Representative) sharing Early/Head Start collaborations in KVCAP/Educare Central Maine, area public schools, and childcare partnerships with Dr. Deborah Bergeron (National Head Start Director – left) and Tracye Fortin (KVCAP Child & Family Services/Educare Executive Director- right)!  Three […]

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Educare Central Maine Excited to Welcome New Director

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 […]

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Educare Central Maine hosts Gubernatorial candidates

“Early care and education is the engine of a coordinated birth through higher education continuum.  We must start at birth to make a real impact,” said Kathy Colfer, Director of Child & Family Services and Educare Central Maine. That was the message shared during each of the gubernatorial candidate tours of Educare Central Maine. Terry […]

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