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FCCAM’s Story

Outreach Committee ~~ Providers have asked about the value of being a member of FCCAM, so we thought it might be good to share the Family Child Care Association of Maine’s story……….  On November 2, 2016, ten family child care providers interested in the possibility of a statewide professional association…

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CCDF Health and Safety Orientation Training

*Updated 7/2021 ~~ Questions have arisen about the Health and Safety Orientation training following the email providers recently received about the upcoming Child Care Stabilization Grants. Here are some points for providers to consider: To meet requirements to apply for this stabilization grant opportunity all owners, directors, and staff have…

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A Conversation with Licensing Around the FCC Rule

The Professional Learning Committee recently met with Licensing Supervisors, Pattie Collins and Jennifer Welch. This meeting was a chance to ask about the process behind the FCC Licensing Rule and to get clarification on regulations that have been raising questions among providers old and new. We started out passing along…

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Child Care Provider Stabilization Grants

notice from OCFS ~ Congress approved the Child Care Stabilization Grants appropriated in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) (Public Law 117-2) signed into law on March 11, 2021. The nationwide funding includes $23.975 billion in additional funding for the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to provide grants to…

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New Infant and Toddler MELDS are Available

received from MRTQ PDN ~ ~ Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN), in partnership with the Maine Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), is pleased to announce the release of the Infant and Toddler Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (Infant Toddler MELDS). A team of experts, using…

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