Maine - Parent Supports and Education Programs: Stakeholders

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State law encourages districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.

Maine Revised Statutes Title 20-A Education Part 3 Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 203 Elementary Schools Subchapter 2 Early Childhood Educational Plans for Children in Preschool to Grade 2 4252. Program

The initiatives local units may elect to develop may include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following:

  • 1. Class size. Reduce the class size in all classrooms;
  • 2. Teacher training. Provide training programs for teachers in screening, educational diagnosis, program prescription or program development;
  • 3. Screening. Establish or expand preschool or early childhood screening programs and the development of individualized educational prescription based on the findings of the screening;
  • 4. Programs for children 4 years of age and 5 years of age. Encourage the development of public preschool programs or 2-year kindergartens in conformity with section 5201, subsection 2, paragraph C and other appropriate programs to address the needs of children 4 years of age and 5 years of age;
  • 5. Multigrade classrooms. Establish classroom units of more than one grade level;
  • 6. Learning environment. Develop a learning environment which would encourage each student to learn and progress at that student’s own functional level;
  • 7. Transition. Facilitate the transition of children from preschool programs to public school programs;
  • 8. .Family outreach. Provide family outreach and support programs designed to improve parent-school relations and parenting skills;
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