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Governor Mills signs into law LD 1712 to increase access to quality, affordable child care in Maine

Thank you to Governor Mills and everyone who supported increased access to quality, affordable child care in Maine! Yesterday, Governor Mills signed into law LD 1712 that seeks to replicate a successful program in Somerset County modeled after

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New Video Highlights Needed Changes in Childcare System

High quality affordable childcare is vital for children, working families, and our community. Unfortunately, the system is broken and our new video helps illustrate the challenges and the short- and long-term changes needed to help support families, early

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Portland’s New Hazard Pay a Hardship For Early Care Providers and Other Businesses

In November, Portland voters approved a 50 percent raise in the city’s minimum wage, to $18 an hour, for people who continue in-person work during a publicly declared emergency. While the law is unclear exactly when this would

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In the news: COVID crisis highlights need to rethink early care in Portland

Thank you to Tara Williams, executive director of the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children and a member of Portland Works for Kids, for, once again, making a compelling case for supporting early childhood care and

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In the news: Portland Works for Kids and partners featured in The Forecaster

Early education group tackling childcare accessibility Starting Strong’s Portland Works for Kids aims to find ways to make childcare more available and affordable. PORTLAND — Lori Moses, executive director of the Catherine Morrill Day Nursery, has a waiting

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