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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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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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