Healthy Peninsula envisions a community where all families with young children have the support and opportunities that they need to prepare children entering kindergarten to be socially, emotionally, and physically ready to learn.

Data support the theory that when children have high-quality pre-kindergarten educational and social experiences, they are more likely to leave school ready for post-secondary learning opportunities.

How Are the Children? Campaign

Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce our community's new, local informational campaign, based on cutting edge research and age-old wisdom. It is a campaign developed by trusted people living in Blue Hill peninsula and island towns who care about children and how they grow—parents and grandparents, childcare providers, teachers, healthcare workers, and others who work with children and families every day.

For more information about the campaign, click here.

Early Childhood Events Newsletter

Our newsletter has a new name!!! 

We're working to publish our Late Winter/Spring issue.  If you have a service or event you would like included, please let us know! You can submit a request here.


The Fall 2020 issue of the new Early Childhood Events newsletter is now available. Our newsletters include local events, activities, as well as resources and organizations related to children and their families.

Click here to see what's happening.


Are you interested in a back issue of the Newsletter? Click here.

Early Childhood Family Resource Center

Healthy Peninsula is proud to offer a multi-faceted approach to distributing information and resources for our community.

To learn more about our Family Resource Center, click here.

Access our Family Resource Center Brochure here

Early Childhood Interest Group

Click here to learn about our Interest Group.

Early Childhood Facebook Group

Join our Peninsula Birth–5 Activities & Tips group on Facebook. Enrollment is open to everyone.


Healthy Peninsula's Early Childhood Community Profile

A report conducted and compiled about Early Childhood on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington in 2018.


Click here to view a PDF file of this report.

Early Childhood Community Summit  – 2015


Click here to view a PDF file of this PowerPoint presentation.

Maine Social and Emotional Learning & Development Project

Click here to view a PDF file of the report