Forums to address school readiness

Thirteen communities this fall will host forums to discuss school readiness among students entering kindergarten in Maine’s public schools.

The forums will bring together school administrators; directors, education managers and family service managers from Head Start; directors and case managers from Child Development Services; and others involved with early childhood education.

The sessions are designed to build a shared local understanding of school readiness and how a community approach toward readiness and transitions can benefit children and families and create a foundation for future school success.

The meetings will take place through much of October and November. The registration deadline for all sessions is Oct. 5.

Click here to view a listing of session dates and locations and to register for the most convenient session.

These forums are sponsored by the Maine Department of Education, Child Development Services and the Head Start Training & Technical Assistance Project.

Contact Linda Capone-Newton of Head Start or Carol Wynne, Public Pre-K Collaboration Coach, with questions. Capone-Newton can be reached at Wynne can be reached at

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