Week of the Young Child

Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning. Families depend on the high-quality early care and education that helps young children get a great start and brings lasting benefits to Maine.  


April 11th - April 17th 2020


2019 Statewide Early Childhood Education Conference


Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th


Cross Insurance Center, Bangor ME

This two-day event will explore a wide range of topics for ECE professionals working with and on behalf of children birth through age 8, including education policy and advocacy.

Maine’s ECE Conference is brought to you by:

MaineAEYC, MRTQ PDN, Educare Central Maine, Head Start Directors and HEAD Start Collaboration Office of Maine, DOE, DHHS, Family Child Care Association of Maine


Registration is Open!

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Early Childhood Day at the State House


Stay tuned for our 2020 State House Day!


Hall of Flags, Maine State House, Augusta

Children’s activities, snacks, early childhood policy information, awards for Children’s Champions, and opportunities for educators and parents to connect with legislators and tour the State House.


2019 Children’s Champions

Senator Rebecca Millett and Representative Sawin Millett


Consent to use photographic images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, MaineAEYC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant or attendee to MaineAEYC’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image, likeness, and appearance in photographs of such events and activities.