The Council is part of the Maine Children’s Cabinet
STATE HOUSE – State Representative Amanda N. Collamore (R-Pittsfield) has been appointed by Maine House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross to the Maine Children’s Cabinet Early Childhood Advisory Council. In addition to four designated members of the Legislature, the Committee is composed of parents, philanthropists, childhood educators, health care professionals, childcare workers, businesspeople, and child advocacy groups.
“I am pleased to accept this appointment,” said Rep. Collamore. “Children are our future and it is important to have a voice on the Advisory Council that has experience in the early childhood education field. I look forward to meeting with the members of the Advisory Council and the Children’s Cabinet to make improvements to early care and education for Maine children and families.”
The Childhood Advisory Council makes recommendations to the agencies that oversee policies impacting children from birth through grade three. The Committee also conducts research, gathers information, and, then makes recommendations to the Legislature to improve early care and education for Maine children and their families.
Rep. Collamore received a 2021 Children’s Champion Award from the Maine Association of the Education of Young Children for her work championing Early Childhood education efforts in the Legislature. Amanda is the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) Education and Outreach Manager at the University of Maine.
Rep. Collamore is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives representing District 68: Clinton, Pittsfield, Burnham and Troy. Amanda is the Ranking Republican on the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business.