Orono - October 20   Register

 Waterville - November 2  Register

Augusta - November 3  Register

Bath - November 8  Register

Portland - November 15  Register

Wells - November 16  Register

Auburn - November 18  Register

When registering choose the forum that is within the geographic area closest to your school region or program. 

Each of the local forums will have identical content.


 For further information contact:

Linda Capone-Newton, Head Start TTA            

Carol Wynne - Public Pre-K Community Collaboration Coach                                           








Meeting at the School House Door 

teacher greeting  



School Readiness

Community Forums





Building a Shared Understanding of School Readiness 

Each school year children served by Head Start and Child Development Services meet public school staff at the school door.

These forums are designed to build a shared local understanding of school readiness and how a community approach towards readiness and transitions can benefit children and families and create a path for future school success.

Intended audience: Public School Administrators; Head Start Directors, Education Managers and Family Service Managers; CDS Directors and Case Managers.


8:30    Coffee, Continental Breakfast

     9:00    Welcome and overview of the day

                      Discussion Groups

                     9:15     School Readiness

                   10:00    Supporting positive transitions

                   11:00    Strategies to support families 

                   11:45    Bringing it all together

                   Noon    Adjourn


Sponsored by:

Maine Department of Education

Child Development Services

Head Start Training & Technical Assistance Project