Join FCCAM!

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.


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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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?

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

Visit our FCCAM Trainings website for trainings developed by FCCAM.

Trainings sponsored by FCCAM’s Professional Learning Committee are FREE for both FCCAM and MaineAEYC members.

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


Recent Blog Posts (use the site's SEARCH button to access older posts)

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

“Where Can I Go For Help?”

Family Child Care providers can find themselves feeling very isolated. This can make it difficult when they find themselves with a challenging situation, questions about policies, implementing the MELDS, or maybe questions around their environment. In Maine at this time, we are lucky to have a variety of options available to us for support. It …


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