For children from birth through Sixth Grade

Strong Foundations wants all Maine’s children to start off on the right foot, ensuring a stronger Maine for all of us down the road. MaineSpark’s Strong Foundations track is a network of MaineSpark coalition member agencies whose focus is on increasing good educational opportunities for Maine’s youngest children—from birth to 6th grade—and their families and caregivers. This includes raising the number of high quality early and primary learning environments and services and programs that offer support and guidance for families. Strong Foundations members’ programs include the Harold Alfond College Challenge, which gives every Maine baby a $500 start toward higher education costs, and Educare, a state-of-the-art early learning facility for low-income children in Central Maine.

Where We Are & Where We Need to Be

% of income eligible children enrolled in Head Start

GOAL: 100%

Districts offering public pre-k

GOAL: 100%

4th Grade Reading Proficiency

GOAL: 70%

4th Grade Math Proficiency

GOAL: 70%

6th Grade Reading Proficiency

GOAL: 70%

6th Grade Math Proficiency

GOAL: 70%

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