Maine’s Quality Care Campaign!
Action and Information Center
Welcome to Maine’s Quality Care Campaign Action and Information Center! On this site, you will find up-to-date information about federal and state legislation affecting child care. We believe it's time to put our money where our children are, ensuring that all of our children have access to safe, healthy quality options for child care. You'll be given opportunities to speak your mind and take action to inform your state and federal legislators about the child care needs of children and families.
From birth to age 5, children’s brains are developing more quickly than at any other time in life. During this period, children aren’t just learning their letters and numbers; they are also building emotional and social skills. And young children with developed social-emotional skills are more likely to live healthier, successful lives as adults.
A safe, nurturing environment that enriches children’s development is critical to working families and is one of the best investments we can make in our economy. Yet, quality child care is highly cost prohibitive; today, a year of child care costs is higher than a year of in-state tuition at most colleges. ...