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    Maine Musings: Family Engagement

    Did you know…Research indicates that families’ involvement in children’s learning and development impacts lifelong health, developmental, and academic outcomes. Family engagement in early learning programs and elementary school supports families as they teach, nurture, and advocate for their children. In turn, family engagement supports and improves the early learning programs in which children are cared […]

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    Granite State Rumblings: Family Engagement in Education

    Did you know… Research indicates that families’ involvement in children’s learning and development impacts lifelong health, developmental, and academic outcomes. Family engagement in early learning programs and elementary school supports families as they teach, nurture, and advocate for their children. In turn, family engagement supports and improves the early learning programs in which children are […]

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    Maine Musings: Our Safety Net

    Did you know…The child poverty rate did fall in the years following TANF’s creation, though that decline was likely driven more by the strong economy and reforms to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit than by the welfare law.  At the same time, a dwindling share of families in need received TANF […]

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    Granite State Rumblings: TANF, 20 Years On

    Did you know… The child poverty rate did fall in the years following TANF’s creation, though that decline was likely driven more by the strong economy and reforms to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit than by the welfare law.  At the same time, a dwindling share of families in need received […]

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    Everything You Need to Know about the MN Primary

    Today is Primary Election Day in Minnesota, and kids need your vote! Get up, get out, and cast your vote today! Here is everything you need to know about voting but were afraid to ask: Have any other questions about the Minnesota primary? Tweet at us @ECM_MN! 

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    Donald Trump Announces New Child Care Policy

    After Question from Organizer, Trump Adds Affordable Child Care to Economic Agenda Washington, DC, 8 August 2016 — Today, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump announced in a speech that tax-deductible child care will be part of his economic agenda. This expands on Trump’s stance since a televised exchange last November between Trump and Every Child Matters organizer […]

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    Join the Every Child Matters Team!

    Every Child Matters is hiring a Digital Communications Associate. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to info@everychildmatters.org with the job title in the subject line. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. No calls, please. Application deadline: September 1, 2016 Digital Communications Associate The Digital Communications Associate will support the Communications Director in […]

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    Granite State Rumblings: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

    Did you know… Wyoming, the first state to grant voting rights to women, was also the first state to elect a female governor. Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was elected governor of the Equality State (Wyoming’s official nickname) in 1924. From 1933 to 1953, she served as the first female director of the U.S. Mint. When […]

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    ACEs: How the Deck was Dealt

    The ace in a deck of playing cards is often seen as the highest card played, depending on which game you are playing. However, ACEs in adulthood do not necessarily make you the winner in the game of life. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are defined as childhood traumatic events that can affect child safety and […]

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    Mainely Kids – The Importance of Early Childhood Education

    In Maine there are 78,336 children age birth through five years; 69 % of these children live in households where all available parents are currently working, and 24 % of all Maine children are part of low-income families. Source: Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016 It is widely agreed that the current early care and education […]

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