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). 


FCCAM Business Tool Kit

The FCCAM Business Tool Kit 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) and (Part 2).

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

Training Resources

Think of the FCCAM “Training Resources” as your go to for finding local face-to-face training opportunities, online trainings from FCCAM, offerings by outside agencies in Maine and nationally. 

FCCAM Book Discussion Groups and Online Webinars

Communities of Practice in Maine

Online Transportation Courses

Mandated Reporter

Shaken Baby / Purple Crying

Safe Sleep

Maine Agency Offering Trainings

Free NAFCC Webinars

National Organization Online Trainings – All organizations found on this link offer trainings that have been accepted by Maine Licensing in fulfillment of licensing requirements.

Recent Blog Posts

Child Care Business Lab with CEI: Applications Now Available

This post is sharing information received from MRTQ on a new opportunity for those interested in establishing a family child care program. Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) has announced the launch of their Child Care Business Lab, a five-year program designed to grow new child care enterprises in underserved areas of Maine. From Coastal Enterprises, Inc. …

30th Annual National Family Child Care Conference

The only national conference dedicated to the field of family child care. FCCAM has 2 – $100 scholarships available to help 2 FCCAM members attend their first NAFCC Annual conference!!! The DEADLINE to submit the scholarship application form is April 10, 2019. Winners will be chosen by lottery and receive notification by April 12, 2019. You do not have to be …

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