Wealth and assets play a significant and often underestimated role in a family’s financial wellbeing and potential for future mobility, especially for households that are economically vulnerable, according to a new report co-released by the John T. Gorman Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
The John T. Gorman Foundation released it latest policy brief The Two-Generation Approach: Recommendations for Bridging Practice and Policy in Maine which offers a set of recommendations and strategies to strengthen the way state policies and systems serve the needs of Maine families using a two-generation approach. Along with recommendations, the report also … Read more
All young people deserve an equal chance to be healthy, happy, safe, and nurtured as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Unfortunately, not all young people in Maine have the essential support needed to successfully make this transition and reach their full potential. This report highlights the needs of an all too often hidden and … Read more
The state of Maine has sixteen Head Start grantees, operating eleven Head Start (HS) programs, three American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start (AIAN HS) programs, and thirteen Early Head Start (EHS) programs (see Table 1). In the 20152016 program year, sites operated by these sixteen grantees served 4,126 children and pregnant women. The majority … Read more
One program that connects the most economically vulnerable families with quality early childhood programming is Early Head Start (EHS). Subject to rigorous quality and staffing standards, implemented among the youngest children (prenatally through age 2), and delivered via a two-generation approach, EHS is a significant opportunity for providing quality care and education to a population … Read more