Blog | January 13, 2020

Members Visit Quality Early Learning Programs with State Legislators

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Maine members accompanied state legislators on visits to local Head Start and preschool programs

Recently, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Maine members joined state legislators to tour high quality early learning programs. They saw first hand the impact of getting our youngest learners started on the right path, ready for school by Kindergarten, and away from bad choices that can lead to involvement in crime later in life. Research shows that quality early learning programs are one of the best crime prevention tools we have.

Fryeburg Chief of Police Joshua Potvin interacts with students of the Fryeburg Head Start and the Molly Ockett Elementary School PreK.

On December 19, Fryeburg Chief of Police Joshua Potvin, Oxford County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Justin Brown, and School Resource Officer Sergeant Heidi Johnston joined Maine State Representative Nathan Wadsworth for tours of the Fryeburg Head Start and the Molly Ockett Elementary School PreK.

School Resource Officer Sgt. Heidi Johnston and Maine State Rep. Nathan Wadsworth read to students of the Fryeburg Head Start and the Molly Ockett Elementary School PreK.

On January 3, Augusta Chief of Police Jared Mills, Kennebec County Sheriff Ken Mason, Maine State Senator Matt Pouliot, and Maine State Representative Justin Fecteau toured Head Start’s Magic Year Early Learning Center in Augusta.

Maine State Senator Matt Pouliott with a student of Head Start's Magic Year Early Learning Center in Augusta.

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