Created by Maine statute in 2008 as “the voice” of early childhood, the Council is charged to adopt and update a long-term plan that will achieve sustainable social and financial investments in the healthy development of Maine’s young children and their families. To view past reports published by or released in collaboration with other partners, visit our Reports and Resources.
The early years are a critical time when the architecture of the brain is being built. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has compiled national research from multiple disciplines to inform public policies and public investments.
The Center produced short videos – 2 to 6 minutes each – to explain the five key scientific concepts that are the building blocks of the core story of child development. In addition, Maine Children’s Growth Council has relied on the important Adverse Childhood Experiences study, as well as other national and Maine studies and reports.
Maine’s Solutions are needed to help children to be healthy and successful. We all benefit from investments in early childhood which save Maine millions in treatment, crime, and lost economic opportunity.