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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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Starting Strong Announces Launch of Portland Works for Kids

In advance of the Week of the Young ChildTM, a national event celebrating high-quality early learning from April 11 to 17, Starting Strong announced a new community-wide effort to make high-quality early childhood care and education affordable and

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We all Play a Role in Childhood Literacy by Pam Leo, published in the Portland Press Herald: 3/2/20

Starting Strong is proud to have Pam Leo and her Book Fairy Pantry Project as a partner. Over the years, Pam has contributed to many of Starting Strong’s workgroups and programs. She is a passionate advocate for early

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Starting Strong Hosts METRO Bus ‘Read In’ at East End School Festival on April 27 in Portland

PRESS RELEASE — PORTLAND, MAINE (April 17 , 2019) — Starting Strong will host a “read in” for young children on a Greater Portland METRO bus at the 5th Annual Week of the Young Child School Readiness Parade and Festival

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Partner of the Month: Children’s Odyssey of Portland, Maine

Starting Strong’s mission is to help children in Portland meet reading proficiency by age 8. Our work in this area is cultivated by working groups designed to take on this mission, with community partners that work closely with

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Radio Interview with Starting Strong about Talking is Teaching

  If you missed it, listen to a conversation with Laurie Mack of Northeast Hearing & Speech Center, Inc., Justin Purvis and Matt Dubel, both of Portland Starting Strong, discussing the “Talking Is Teaching” campaign. The interview originally aired on Sunday, March 17

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Talking is Teaching featured on WCSH 6!

Lee Goldberg of WCSH-6 News Center Maine highlighted Starting Strong’s Talking is Teaching campaign in a recent story. He visited Youth & Family Outreach (YFO), one of our partners where Talking is Teaching kits are being distributed. The story features teachers

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