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Call for Nominations for Board Members!

The 4 individual committees of FCCAM do the work of meeting the mission to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in the State of Maine. Our Board members are trusted to steer the association through oversight and adoption of sound, ethical, legal governance and financial management policies through their quarterly meetings that occur over zoom.

Board Member General Qualifications:

  • A member in good standing of FCCAM
  • Knowledge of family child care
  • Willingness to work together with others in support of FCCAM’s mission

All Board members are elected as Directors-At-Large to serve 1 year The next term begins on Feb., 2021. While FCCAM is structured to function with a minimum of 7 Directors-At-Large, the ideal is 15. Having a wider representation of the diversity of family child care programs in Maine ultimately benefits all of us.

Family child care is incredibly important to the working families in Maine. Please consider getting involved with this association that is recognized by many within Maine as a strong voice for family child care providers.

To submit your name fill out this form.


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). 

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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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Council for a Strong America released their NATIONAL report on the challenges of rural early care and education. Chrissie Davis, FCCAM Chair was contacted for this report.

Here is the link to the full article which includes the video: https://www.strongnation.org/articles/1369-early-childhood-programs-scarcity-undermines-americas-rural-communities .

We look forward to a Maine-specific video for the Maine report to be released in Jan 2021.


EXTENSION!!! Maine Child Care Market Rate Survey

The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) has extended the due date for the 2021 Child Care Market Rate Survey to January 29, 2021. The market rate survey is critical in providing a thorough and transparent accounting of child care providers’ costs so every provider’s participation is important.

The survey is available for download at:  https://www.burnshealthpolicy.com/maine_2021childcaremrs/. Questions about the survey can be directed to Burns & Associates at OCFSChildCareMRS@healthmanagement.com, or by calling (602) 241-8523.

We greatly appreciate the support of those providers that have already completed the survey, and are hopeful this extension will provide a sufficient time for all other providers to participate.

Sincerely,

Crystal Arbour
Child Care Services Program Manager
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Child and Family Services
Ph: (207) 626-8683

NAFCC Membership Advisory Council State Representative Elections 2021

NAFCC is seeking State Representatives who are committed to the mission of strengthening the family child care profession and the NAFCC mission to serve on our Membership Advisory Council. The 2021 Election Application Process opened Monday, January 11, 2021 and runs through January 25, 2021. Membership Advisory Council Mission:The NAFCC Membership Advisory Council acts as …


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