Invest in Maine Summit 2017

Maine's Youngest: Building the Foundation for Our Future

The Maine Community Foundation's Invest in Maine Summit on November 14, 2017, explored how early childhood experiences lay the foundation for future success and the connection between the well-being of young children and the health of Maine's economy. Panelists were:

  • ERIC BROWN, MD, Family Physician, Center for Family Medicine, Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • CHRIS EMMONS, president & CEO, Gorham Savings Bank
  • ERIC HALEY, superintendent, Kennebec Valley Consolidated Schools
  • LAURIE LACHANCE, president, Thomas College
  • LARRY SHAW, president & CEO, MMG Insurance

Please visit this page for more information about the Early Childhood Community Planning Grants program.

Summit Handouts, Videos, and Graphics

Hear the Panel

Chris Emmons, president and CEO
of Gorham Savings Bank,
speaks about work of the Maine
Early Learning Investment Group
to improve the quality of child care
for Maine's youngest. Listen here.

Dr. Eric Brown,
a physician from Eastern
Maine Medical Center,
explains how toxic stress
affects the development
of babies' brains. Listen here.

Eric Haley,
Superintendent of Kennebec Valley
Consolidated Schools,
says students need
earlier resources to succeed.
Listen here.

Laurie Lachance,
president of Thomas College,
sees miracles happen
when Maine invests
in early childhood education.
Listen here.

Larry Shaw, president and CEO
of MMG Insurance,
believes Maine has a bright future
if it can develop its workforce,
starting with our youngest.
Listen here.

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