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Early Childhood Education Day at State House

Educare Central Maine staff and Maine State Parent Ambassadors (MSPA) joined dozens of people gathered in Augusta on Wednesday, April 6th to celebrate the legislature passing LD 1652 to invest $12 million into the childcare workforce.  Rhonda Kaiser, Educare Central Maine Director, joined Educare staff Heather Wargo and Brittany Foss, and MSPA members Michele Gonya, […]

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Educare Central Maine Earns National AEYC Accreditation

Educare Central Maine has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC Accreditation is a rigorous and transformative quality-improvement system that uses a set of 10 research-based standards to collaborate with early education programs to recognize and drive quality-improvement in high-quality […]

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Lunches to be delivered as a Thank You to Educare staff

“Volunteers at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Waterville have been making bag lunches for school staff and bus drivers as a way to thank them for their work during the pandemic…”*more This Friday, lunches will be delivered to Educare Central Maine staff.  A heartfelt thank you to the volunteers who are showing their support for […]

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Erin Merrill receives Outstanding Professional Award

Please join Educare Central Maine in congratulating Erin Merrill, Development Director, on receiving the Outstanding Professional Award through the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce! This is a testament to all of the work that Erin does for Educare Central Maine as well as the children within our community and state! Congratulations to Erin and to all […]

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Bess the Book Bus visits Educare Central Maine

Bess the Book Bus was at Educare Central Maine this week. Instead of being on the bus this year, books were set out on table for all to browse. Kiddos were able to each choose a book to take home! For more information on Bess, visit https://bessthebookbus.org/.

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Educare Central Maine Publicly Launched Lab School & Learning Hub

  Educare Central Maine (ECM) exceeded its initial goal of $250,000 to launch its Lab School and Learning Hub at a fundraiser on August 17 in Belgrade. The event drew more than 120 supporters of early care and education, including Governor Janet Mills who spoke about the importance of expanding quality care across Maine to […]

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Somerset County child care program to be replicated statewide through law

SKOWHEGAN (WGME)– Finding child care has been difficult in Maine during the pandemic, with at least 21 child care centers closing in 2020. A new law looks to reverse that by replicating a successful program in Somerset County. Bouncing Bubbles Child Care has been involved with the program from the very beginning. Not only has it […]

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Governor Mills Signs Bill to Expand Access to Child Care

Governor Mills Signs Bill to Expand Access to Child Care July 12, 2021 New law builds on Mills Administration’s work to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care Governor Janet Mills today signed into law LD 1712, a bill that will expand access to quality, affordable child care in Maine. The new law seeks to […]

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First4 AmeriCorpsWeek Encore

Check it out! It’s an #AmeriCorpsWeek encore! 🤩👏 First4 AmeriCorps Coordinator, Abbie, and First4 AmeriCorps member, Lindsey, chatted with Nate at Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Chatter. For more information on the First4 AmeriCorps program, visit https://www.educarecentralmaine.org/volunteer-with-first4-americorps/.

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