MaineAEYC’s 2nd Annual Public Policy Forum is on September 16th! Register today!!

Last year’s MaineAEYC Public Policy Forum was a huge success as attendees engaged in dialogue to create unity among early childhood education stakeholders. We have seen successes in the last year.  As we continue our commitment to advocate for and discuss high quality care and education practices in our state, we recognize the crucial role we all have defining and creating quality.

This year we are honored to welcome back keynote speakers Mary Beth Testa, Policy Consultant for National Association for Family Child Care, and Lauren Hogan, Senior Policy Analyst for National Association for the Education of Young Children. This informative keynote will provide an overview of the “Power to the Profession” initiative.  “Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards and compensation.”
Certificates of attendance will be handed out. Attendance will be capped at 100, so please register early for this free forum.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Week of the Young Child – Celebrations throughout Maine


The Maine Association of the Education of Young Children (MaineAEYC) asks our state to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 24-28, 2017).  As part of the national Week of the Young Child™ celebrated across the country, Maine is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives.

MaineAEYC is sponsoring four Week of the Young Child™ festivals. They are all free community events for families of young children.

Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-12pm

East End School

195 North St, Portland, ME 04101

Friday, April 28th, 4-6pm

Educare Central Maine

56 Drummond Ave, Waterville, ME 04901

Saturday, April 29th, 10:30-12:00pm

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit Meetinghouse

938 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090

Saturday, April 29th, 9am-12pm

Bloomfield Elementary School

140 Academy Circle, Skowhegan, ME

Week of the Young Child™, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children.

Young children and their families depend on high-quality education and care, which help children get a great start and bring lasting benefits to Maine.  Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.

For more information send a message ( or call (202-657-2861) Tara Williams.