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Maine Families: Knox, Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties


Maine Families Knox/Lincoln/Sagadahoc is now on Facebook!

A free home visiting program forĀ families in Knox, Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties.

Home visits are a time to

  • focus on your pregnancy, newborn, or toddler
  • learn about your child’s development
  • view educational videos and resource materials
  • ask a certified Parents as TeachersTM parent educator questions about parenting
  • learn about community resources and opportunities to connect with other families

What is Parents as TeachersTM?

Parents as TeachersTM is an internationally recognized child development program that assists parents in recognizing that, as a parent, they are their child’s first and most important teacher.


What is the Teen and Young Parent Program?

The Teen and Young Parent Program offers several services especially for teen and young parents.


What are family services?

Our family services include assistance in locating transportation, housing, childcare, or connecting with other community resources. We also offer playgroups where enrolled families and their children can participate in family activities and workshops.

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.

For more information: www.mainefamilies.org
In Partnership with United Way of Mid Coast Maine
United Mid-Coast Charities

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.

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Cooperative Extension: Parenting & Family Caregiving
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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