Building Partnerships to Strengthen Maine Families
A.C.C.E.S.S. and "Public Policy"
One of the basic ideals that form the basis of A.C.C.E.S.S. is that it is of the utmost importance that the child care provider voice be heard by those who are making decisions that effect our work and the well being of those we care for.
PLEASE CHECK IN FREQUENTLY, AND WE'LL BE BRINGING YOU UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE POLICY FRONT ON BOTH THE STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS.
In response to feedback from our Community, to make this web site more effective, we now have two separate pages on public policy, this one which reflects what's going on in the State of Maine, and a Maine State Public Policypage which reflects the work we are monitoring on the State Level.
The Federal Government is attempting to re-write and update the Child Care Development Fund (the primary source of public funding for child care in this country. This is the first significant re-write of these rules in almost 20 years, and reflects much of the science around what young children really need in their child care. You can find a copy of the key language changes by clicking on the icon to the right.
President Obama’s Plan for the Federal Government’s Roll in Early Care and Education.
Many people have heard about President Obama’s call for increased investments in Early Care and Education, but weren't’t at all certain what his specific plan was. If you click on the icon to the right, you can download an document from the National Women's Law Center around these proposals and what they mean for children and families.