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New ECCP® Stipend Award Program Announced

FROM: Office of Child and Family ServicesThe following is from a memo sent out on Nov. 14, 2022. FCCAM has added additional information. CCDF ARPA Discretionary Fund ECCP® Stipend Award Guidance The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $14.99 billion in supplemental Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Discretionary Funds.…

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Call for York County ECE Conference Proposals

The York County Early Childhood Coalition is so excited to announce that our 2023 Early Care & Education spring conference this year will be held at the Sanford Regional Technical Center in Sanford, Maine on Saturday, April 29, 2023. We want to know your WHY? What fuels your passion?  How…

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MELDS Revision

The Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (MELDS) are the state’s learning standards for children ages three-five. Building from the Infant Toddler MELDS (IT MELDS) and bridging developmental expectations to the Maine Learning Results (MLRs), the MELDS inform all early childhood professionals about the typically developing expectations of young children…

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ARPA Extension for Child Care Providers!

DHHS announced Sept. 15, 2022 that the Office of Child and Family Services will begin providing a Provider Transition Grant for licensed child care providers to help further stabilize and support child care providers in Maine using remaining ARPA funding.   The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of…

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