Maine Business Leaders Create Early Learning Investment Group
Professional Development, Financing, Quality Improvement, Financing, Public Engagement & Political Will Building, Professional Development
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Business leaders in Maine are on a mission to improve the quality of early care and education and increase access for all Maine families. The Maine Early Learning Investment Group (MELIG), which was created in January 2012, has pledged to help raise millions of dollars in private funds to achieve this aim. The group views investment in early childhood through an economic lens. The long-term goals are to improve the quality of Maine’s workforce and decrease the costs of doing business in the state – by lessening future health care, welfare, and other social costs. As part of its fundraising campaign, MELIG will focus on raising public awareness of the connection between investment in early childhood and economic prosperity.