The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is committed to improving the lives of Maine’s children, youth and families.
Since 1994, MCA has provided non-partisan leadership by promoting and advocating for sound public policies that benefit Maine’s children. A resource for our partners and policy-makers, we provide comprehensive data and information about the status and well-being of Maine’s children. We contribute to positive change by collaborating with partners at the state, regional and national level.
Be a strong voice for all Maine children!
Please join us and support MCA today. Your support during our 2013 Appeal will help us continue to improve the lives of Maine children and their families.
2013 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book
The 19th edition of the Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Welcome Center in the Maine State House in Augusta. After the press conference the full report, including summaries by county for key indicators, will be available on our web site, or call (207) 623-1868 to request a copy of the report.
The First Eight Years Matter!
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child's life. Decades of brain and child development research show that kids who enter kindergarten with below-average language and cognitive skills can catch up — but only if they are physically healthy and have strong social and emotional skills.