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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Maine included Early Head Start Home-Based Option and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 21 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

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3% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

11% No high school diploma

Child Age

71% <1 year

27% 1-2 years

2% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

75% Public

23% Private

2% None

Primary Language

93% English

<1% Spanish

6% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Maine, there were 64,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 75,900 children.

75,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 75,900 children who could benefit —

64,500 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Maine who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 22%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 3%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 26%

Of the 64,500 families who could benefit —

47% of families met one or more priority criteria

19% of families met two or more priority criteria

Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS programs in ME offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • PAT data in ME come from state MIECHV data.