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 […]
“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 […]
Educare Central Maine shares tips for how to create a playground that encourages learning, exploration and imagination! Read the full article here!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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