Maine Children’s Caucus hosts Harvard child science expert

Posted: February 10, 2019 | Senator Millett

Al Race briefs the Children’s Caucus in Augusta.

AUGUSTA —The Maine Legislature’s bipartisan Children’s Caucus was briefed Tuesday on the science of early childhood education by visiting Harvard brain science expert Al Race.

Race is the Deputy Director and Chief Knowledge Officer at Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child.Race’s message centered on the importance of education to the developing child’s brain.

Children’s Caucus chairs Sen. Millett (left) and Rep. Millett (right) with Al Race.

The Maine Children’s Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers, chaired by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, chair of the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, and Rep. Sawin Millett, R-Waterford. The caucus is made up of lawmakers advocating for investing in early childhood programs and expanding high-quality early education in Maine.

“Maine clearly needs to expand high quality early childhood education,” said caucus co-chair Sen. Rebecca Millett. “The message from the business, law enforcement, scientific, and education communities is clear: Maine will see a massive benefit from a serious investment in early childhood education.”

“The Maine Legislature thanks Mr. Race for coming to address us on this important issue. We must keep working to expand early childhood education in Maine,” said caucus co-chair Rep. Sawin Millett.