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Helpful Resources & Tips to Open Doors to Your Child’s Dreams!

Congratulations on your new baby! By opening this account, you can help  open doors to your child’s future — whatever he or she might choose to do. In addition to your college investing account, there are other things you can do to prepare your child for success. We hope you find this information helpful.

Parent Resources for your child


0 - 18 months

18 - 36 months

• 3 - 5 years


Four Basic Building Blocks

These guides will offer tips and resources on each of these topics for you and your child. The information will change as your child grows and the ideas and suggestions will be tailored to your child’s age. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, these fundamental building blocks form the foundation for his or her future.  




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Reading is fundamental to learning!


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  Science & Math
Science and Math are core skills that will be important throughout your child’s life.


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Healthy lifestyle habits your child develops now will set the stage for his or her future.


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These tips will help you and your child learn finance skills including how to pay for college.





Harold Alfond believed...
...that every Maine child should have the opportunity to pursue a college education. The Harold Alfond College Challenge is his investment in that belief and the children of Maine. By opening a college investing account, you’ve taken the first step to making the dream a reality!