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Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a program for parents and caregivers with children under five years old.  This program discusses ages and stages of development, your child’s growing brain, and building a strong bond with your child.  For more information or to register, contact Helen at 844-1285

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1-2-3 Magic

1-2-3 Magic is a program for parents with children 2-12 year old.  This program focuses on effective discipline to stop your child’s negative behaviors.  For more information or to register, contact Dawn at 442-7963 ex.230

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Active Parenting: Teens

Active Parenting: Teens is for parents and caregivers with tweens and teens.  This program give you the guidance and support you need to turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities of growth.  You’ll learn: methods of respectful discipline, skills for clear, honest communication, concrete strategies to prevent risky behavior, how to be encouraging… …Continue Reading

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Active Parenting 5-12

Active Parenting: 5-12 is geared towards parents with children from 5-12 years old and will show you effective ways to: use discipline that really works, open up lines of communication, prevent future problems with drugs, alcohol, and sex, defuse power struggles with your children, and stimulate independence as your child grows older.  For more information… …Continue Reading

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Infant Safe Sleep & Period of PURPLE crying

Infant Safe Sleep & Period of PURPLE crying is a free training for parents and providers.  This training gives the most up to date information on infant safe sleep practices.  For more information or to register, contact Dawn at 442-7963 ex. 230 .

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Expanded Rental Relief Program Applications Available NOW!

19-البرنامج المُوسع للإعانة على الإیجار بسبب كوفید Prolongation du programme d’allègement du loyer pour la COVID-19 Programme ya lisungi yako futela ndaku na eleko ya COVID-19 ezali kokoba Programa de assistência ao aluguel COVID-19 ampliado Brograamka Naxariista Kirada COVID-19 ee Fidsan Programa ampliado de ayuda para el alquiler a raíz del COVID-19 CLICK HERE FOR… …Continue Reading

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Head Start and Early Head Start Re-Opening Letter to Parents

Dear Head Start and Early Head Start Parents, I am writing to inform you of our re-opening plans.  As we all know, it is impossible to know the state of the pandemic in the months to come, but we know that, as parents and caregivers, you need to make plans. We have a three-pronged plan… …Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Rental Relief Available

Governor Mills and MaineHousing established a new rental assistance relief program for Mainers who cannot pay their rent due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is meant to help Maine renters bridge the gap between today and the arrival of state unemployment funds and federal stimulus money. The program provides up to $500 for… …Continue Reading

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MMCA Provides Meals for Kids

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA) is providing a meal program to serve children who are experiencing food insecurity at home during this difficult time. Any child under the age of 19 living in northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc or Lincoln County may benefit. Children do not have to be enrolled in Head Start to be a recipient… …Continue Reading

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Do your little bit of good where you are…

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ~Desmond Tutu MMCA’s Head Start and Early Head Start staff have been hard at work supporting the children and families in our program. In addition to packets of learning and activity materials, we have been distributing… …Continue Reading

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