Parenting Resources in Maine
Birth Roots, 101 State St, Portland, ME 207-772-4784, www.ourbirthroots.org. Birth Roots provides a continuity of community support, education and resources, before, during and after the birth of a child. Offers prenatal classes (Birthing, Breastfeeding, etc) and postnatal classes ("Blossoming Newborns").
Child Care Connections, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 207-396-6566, www.childcaremaine.org. Free referrals for over 600 licensed providers. State-approved parent and provider trainings. Information to help you choose quality child-care. Financial assistance information - for income-eligible families.
Learning Disabilities Association of Maine - 179 Main St, Suite 410, Waterville, ME, 207-861-7824 or 1-877-208-4029, www.ldame.org. Are you the parent of a child with LD? Dyslexia? ADHD? Do you have a student who finds learning difficult? Are you a professional who helps people lead healthy and successful lives? Are you an adult who struggles with learning disabilities? LDA of Maine is here to help and bring hope. The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is the Maine state affiliate of LDAA serving children and adults with specific learning disabilities, their families, professionals, & community members since 1980. The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is dedicated to assisting individuals with specific learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy. All Services are at no charge to individuals with specific learning disabilities. LD Family Service Provider: One-on-One Support, Education, & Advocacy for individuals with specific learning disabilities by appointment only.
MaineHealth Learning Resource Centers -
5 Bucknam Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105. 272 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101.
100 U.S. Route 1 Unit 106, Scarborough, ME 04074. 1-866-609-5183.
The Learning Resource Centers offer a wide variety of programs and health information for pregnant and parenting men and women. Please call or check the website for a list of classes, brochures, books, videos and other materials that are available through our lending libraries at the above locations.
The Growing Years Parenting Information - http://umaine.edu/parenting/the-growing-years/ Child Development Fact Sheets provided by The University of Maine's Cooperative Extension. The Growing Years provides research-based fact sheets with advice for parents and caregivers. There are over 30 fact sheets in the series fact sheets that are timed to correspond to your child's age (birth to age five). They will help you learn how children grow and develop over time, take you through some of the ups and downs and ins and outs of being a parent or caregiver, talk about you and your feelings as a new parent, and gives practical advice for you and your child. Each fact sheet arrives right when you need it, with ideas, information, and suggestions that are just right for your baby's current age. Receive by mail or email or download them. It's free!
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Our mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. You will find information, interactive tools, parent handouts, charts, Tip Sheets, FAQ's, articles, and powerpoint slideshows and access to webinars all designed to help you in supporting and nurturing the health and development of babies and toddlers.
Maine's Office of Child and Family Services. http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/index.shtml. From here you can find info on: child care and resources, children's behavioral health services, adoption and foster care, etc.
Maine State Libraries website. http://www.maine.gov/portal/education/libraries.html. Find your local library or look up neighboring libraries and their information. Learn about Maine State library programs.
Get Real, Get Maine - http://www.getrealmaine.com/. Finding Maine food (listing of Farmer's Markets and CSA's throughout the State), farms (including pick your own farms), fairs and events.
Maine Office of Tourism - http://www.visitmaine.com/attractions/family_attraction/. Family Attractions Resource
Portland Trails - http://www.trails.org/. Information and maps.
The Eastern Trail - http://www.easterntrail.org/. Trail designed to run from Kittery to Casco Bay.
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