“Partnering at the Local Level,” the closing session at the MaineAEYC Public Policy and Advocacy Forum

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

Register Today!! Attendance will be capped at 100, so please register NOW for this FREE forum.

Educator/NonProfit Registration

Parent/Grandparent Registration

Our afternoon sessions will conclude with a panel of families, educators and community members who will provide insight into their experiences “Partnering at the Local Level.”  This facilitated panel will discuss local collaboration development, successes, challenges and offer advice to others who are invested in community partnerships at all levels.

We are pleased to introduce our “Partnering at a Local Level” panel facilitator…..

Sue Reed, M.S., is the Early Childhood Specialist at the Maine Department of Education where she oversees the 4 year old programs and works on education policy. She has been in the field for almost 40 years as a teacher, child care director, trainer, adjunct faculty, NAEYC Accreditation Facilitator at Maine Roads to Quality and director of two Early Reading First Grants.

Her driving Mantra around collaborations “If you put children and families first you can always find a way to work together”.

And one of our panelists…

Betsey Norcross Plourde, LMSW, has worked for 26 years with children and families in the Lewiston-Auburn community and joined Promise Early Education Center, the Head Start program in Androscoggin County in December 2011 as the Executive Director.  At Promise she is responsible for the development of structures, systems and procedures needed to ensure the highest quality early education programming is available to families in  Androscoggin County.  She was the first director at the first Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Androscoggin County and spent more than 15  years with Advocates for Children in Lewiston where she implemented school-based personal safety prevention, conflict resolution programs, and provided leadership and management. Betsey lives in Auburn with my husband and have a son who is a freshman at the University of Hartford.

Registration will close soon…don’t miss this exciting Forum!!