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The Maternal and Child Health Division is centered around advancing the health and wellness of life givers, children and families. We aim to provide support for families through connection to culture and community. The sharing of knowledge with caregivers encourages the healthy development of children and community.
We aim to foster and improve healthy early childhood development with a focus on Wabanaki familial and cultural practices. How your baby plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. We adapted CDC Milestone Checklist for tracking early childhood development at home from 2 months to 5 years old. Click here to view and download our Learn the Signs, Act Early: Milestone Checklist.
Child Development Services (CDS) | Department of Education (maine.gov)
CDC’s Milestone Tracker App | CDC
Through this program, we provide literacy care packages for Wabanaki youth, people in recovery, community members active in service, and students in college and vocational training to promote bonding and connections to literacy and learning. Click here to learn more about our Literacy & Love Program.
The Tribal Home Visiting Program is designed to develop and strengthen capacity to support and promote the health and well-being of Indigenous families; expand the evidence-base around home visiting in tribal communities; and support and strengthen cooperation and linkages between programs that service Indigenous children and their families. Click here to learn more about our Tribal Home Visiting Program.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline | MCHB (hrsa.gov)