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Maine Families: Knox, Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties - Teen & Young Parent Program

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Committed to building a strong, nurturing community for young families!

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Teen and Young Parent Program offers several services especially for teen and young parents:

  • Home visits for new or expectant teen parents, using the Parents as TeachersTM curriculum. Parents as Teachers is an internationally recognized child development program that assists parents in realizing their potential as their child’s first and most important teacher. Mothers and fathers are provided with timely information on topics such as pregnancy issues, infant and early childhood development, and enjoyable parent-child activities that encourage language, intellectual, social, and motor development.
  • Story TimeConnecting parents with education programs to attain a high school diploma or GED. Assisting parents with transportation to necessary education programs and services.
  • Group events, such as, field trips to the local children’s museum, story hour at the public library and music together groups, which provide great opportunities to have fun with other young families.
  • Help with access to community support systems.

These programs are voluntary and no fee is charged to participants. Contact us at 207.594.1980 or toll free 877.972.5804 (in Maine) for more information.

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension is committed to providing home visiting, parent education, and mentoring to all first-time families in Knox/Lincoln/Sagadahoc County, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran’s status.

We are a United Mid-Coast Charities Agency.


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