The York County Early Childhood Coalition is a team of business people, service providers and community members interested in advocating for high-quality early childhood care and education across York County. The group is hosted at United Way of York County and had its beginnings as a team created in November 2007 to attend the Governor’s Economic Summit on Early Childhood Care and Education. In addition to the promotion of Born Learning, the group has also launched a Speakers Bureau, and hosts a yearly York County Community Conversation on Early Childhood.
Current Coalition activities include national and statewide advocacy; education and outreach on issues related to the importance of investing in young children; grass-roots engagement; and community displays promoting the annual Week of the Young Child in April.
Volunteer Reader Project
Interested in becoming a Volunteer Reader? Join the project and share your love of reading while boosting early literacy.
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York County Early Childhood Coalition Resources
Maine Kids Count Data: York County
Source: Maine Children's Alliance, November 2013
Maine KIDS COUNT, a project of the Maine Children's Alliance, is part of the national KIDS COUNT Network, a state-by-state effort generously funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) to track the status of children across the United States. Since 1994, the Maine KIDS COUNT project has published the annual Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book using the most recent data available on the well-being of children in the areas of physical and emotional health, social and economic status, and child care and education.
Markers that Matter: Success Indicators in Early Learning and Education
Source: Foundation Strategy Group - July 17, 2013
"The indicators in this report can be used to support the healthy development of young children, to better understand and address inequities across racial and cultural groups, and to provide a common language that facilitates communication and coordination on behalf of all young children."
Community Conversation Summaries:
- 2014-2016: Summaries not available
- 2013: Creating Supportive Communities: From Adverse Childhood Experiences to Resiliency
- 2012: Building Positive Futures
- 2011: Future Prosperity: Getting it Right Early
- 2010: Babies to Business: Workforce Development Starts Today!
- 2009: The Economic Impact of Supporting the Young Child in York County
- 2008: Fight Crime Invest in Kids Maine
For more information on the York County Early Childhood Coalition, please email Lora Kline
Current Coalition Members:
Cheryl Walker, chair
Early Childhood Consultant