National, State and Community Partnerships
In addition to Council members and members of the public that work closely with the Maine Children’s Growth Council, there are numerous national, state, and community partners that support early childhood investment. The list is always growing; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your organization listed as an early childhood partner for the Maine Children’s Growth Council.
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies (CCIDS)
Working to ensure that all infants, preschoolers, and children to age 12 have an opportunity to be cared for and educated in high quality, inclusive community early care and education settings. The website includes useful ‘tipsheets’ that cover the many topics that arise around child care settings, from developmentally appropriate practices, to child assessment, to legal issues. The Center for Community Inclusion also has telephone consultation, email support, on-site consultation staff development and training activities, and a resource library to help Maine child care providers when they have questions or concerns about the children for whom they are caring.
Maine Association for Infant Mental Health
Maine Children’s Alliance
An organization that advocates for sound public policies to improve the lives of all Maine’s Children, Youth and Families.
Maine Children’s Cabinet
The mission of the Children’s Cabinet is to actively collaborate to create and promote coordinated policies and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities.
Maine Families Home Visiting
Maine Families is a statewide network of community teams serving the needs of pregnant women and parents with newborns.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Maine Department of Education
Explore “Four Year Old Program”; “Child Development Services”; and
Even Start – “Adult Education” > “Literacy” > “William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy”
Maine Public Health Nursing
Maine State Public Health Nurses are registered professional nurses, working to improve, preserve, and protect the health and quality of life for all Maine citizens.
Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) is a multi-disciplinary initiative that connects early brain and biological development and children’s mental health with addiction research, prevention, and treatment. The AFWI seeks to translate current research into sound policy and practice on behalf of Alberta families.