The Family Child Care Association understands the critical role of family child care providers in the lives of children and families.  We also understand the hard work and long hours that are required to provide the much needed child care services in Maine’s diverse communities.

FCCAM welcomes all of Maine’s Family Child Care Professionals and supporters of family child care to join the Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM), Maine’s state affiliate for the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). 


Latest FCCAM Update newsletter on COVID-19

FCCAM Business ToolKit

The FCCAM Business ToolKit has been developed to provide family child care providers with a go to place for resource links, tips and templates to support the business end of strong, professional, sustainable family child care programs. We will continue to both add to and update the resources shared here to provide the most timely materials possible. 

You can modify and print for your own use. Please do not distribute any resources found here for profit.

For those just getting started or thinking about entering this rewarding field start by checking out our posts on Starting a Family Child Care (Part 1: licensing, Part 2: business plan, and Part 3: equipment).

Requirements of licensing to operate a family child care small business?

Training Resources

Looking for local face-to-face training opportunities, online trainings from FCCAM, and offerings by outside agencies in Maine and nationally?

Trainings developed by FCCAM are FREE for our members. At this time they are also FREE for MaineAEYC members.

Cost for non-members of either association is $5 per training, unless specifically noted.

Access FCCAM Trainings HERE to register.

Awarded “Certificates of Training” are accepted by Maine Licensing.

The Professional Learning Committee has gathered trainings from agencies within Maine and around the country. These can all be found in “Training Resources“.

Search out trainings organizing by topic sections in the drop-down list.

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Quality Initiatives Awards

Sharing from Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network ~ Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services (DHHS OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) and Quality Improvement Mini-Grants (QIMG) to early childhood and out-of-school time …

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