Talk of the Towns 10/13/17

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Amy Browne

Community concerns and opportunities: Investing in children builds the future workforce, economy and community

Key Discussion Points:
What is the Maine Community Foundation, how do you promote philanthropy and promote community building?
What led to MCF’s choice for the November 14 summit on early childhood development and its connection to workforce development and communities?
What do we know about children’s development and how early experience affects the rest of their life and how they learn?
What do we know about the connection of early childhood development and Maine’s economy?
How do you help prepare the youngest to be more ready to learn as they progress into school settings?
What advice do you have for parents, hoping to help their children along life’s learning path?
What has convinced business leaders to focus on early childhood issues?
What are some of the problems bringing young adults into the workforce?

Guests:
Steve Rowe, President and CEO of Maine Community Foundation
Stephanie Eglinton, Senior Program Officer, Maine Community Foundat
Marsha Stone, Family Futures Downeast, Machias
Jim Clair, TriCast… leadership team for Maine Early Learning Investment Group

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