Providers in Maine are very lucky to have a variety of options for earning the required 12 hours of training annually for licensing. For those participating in the state's QRIS -Quality for ME, getting the additional required training hours for each level is also very doable. Attend face-to-face full-day conferences that are offered generally in … Continue reading 12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!
Have you heard anything about this Child Care Supply Improvement Act? Many providers have not, yet it's about family child care and supporting those that provide this service that is so important for families across the country. For FCCAM in our support of family child care providers in Maine, this is an example of the importance … Continue reading Child Care Supply Improvement Act
FCCAM hopes that all the child care providers in Maine have been taking time to become informed about where those running for office stand on issues that will impact them. We are not in a position to pull resources for all those running for local and state positions, so we encourage you to take advantage … Continue reading Almost Time to VOTE!
Maine Roads to Quality and MaineAEYC have been working together to organize conferences around the State, so early childcare educators can gather together to learn from each other, strengthening early childhood education (birth thru 8yrs) in Maine. When the opportunity arose, FCCAM joined the conference planning group headed by the York County Early Childhood Coalition for … Continue reading Sprouting Our Youth: Fall into Healthy Habits Conference
Following is an email FCCAM received asking for assistance in reaching family child care providers. Hello, The below email is intended for staff at schools, day cares, and other child care facilities where there is risk of exposure to lead-contaminated paint and water. Please assist the US EPA in distributing this message throughout Maine as part … Continue reading Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure in Maine
As family child care providers, our schedules are most likely already overbooked, but that doesn't mean we can leave it up to others to make informed decisions that impact our profession and our private businesses. We each need to find a way to stay informed on where our elected officials on the federal, state and … Continue reading Informed Voting Matters!
As with any new organization we get asked different versions of "Who or what is FCCAM?" This summer our Board spent time discussing this to see if we could bring it all together to share with family child care providers and also the wider community. --------------------------------------------------------------- Who … Continue reading Who / What is FCCAM?
Early Childhood Educators are always on the lookout for quality training opportunities where they get to network face-to-face. Here's your opportunity! More specifics on workshops and presenters will be following, but mark you calendars now, so you don't miss out. This conference is a new effort being offered at York Community College, by a strong … Continue reading New ECE Conference Coming in October!
We have just received the Market Rate that is effective June 30, 2018. *Be aware the ages do not align with Licensing Rule language. See the definitions for ages at the bottom of the third sheet.
We have posted links to the draft of the state plan and asked you to consider sending in your comment. Members of FCCAM Board and public policy committee have participated on a number of calls discussing the draft of the state's CCDF plan. Today, FCCAM submitted the following comments to be added to the public … Continue reading Maine’s CCDF (FFY19-21) State Plan