DHHS Transportation Services Holding Client/Stakeholder Listening Sessions

FCCAM received information from DHHS that could have impact on family child care programs and the children and families they serve. We encourage you to read the following informational piece and to also share with the appropriate families. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides transportation to approximately 55,000 Mainers each year. … Continue reading DHHS Transportation Services Holding Client/Stakeholder Listening Sessions

Annual Immunizations Assessment Survey

Maine law requires every child care program to have on file an updated Certificate of Immunization for every child enrolled in the program. This certificate needs to be in your files within 30 days of admission to your program and updated annually. Under the current law, children are required to have either vaccine administration records, … Continue reading Annual Immunizations Assessment Survey

We Have a Membership for You!

Family Child Care Professionals are important. The work they do is important. Having an active professional association for family child care professionals made up of family child care professionals is invaluable! Join this growing Association and make a difference in your profession! Our Outreach Committee has made it easier to become a member in 1 … Continue reading We Have a Membership for You!

Exciting News!

Mid-September, FCCAM submitted the following letter of nomination for the Early Childhood Advisory Council to Ana Hicks, Children's Cabinet Coordinator.  Ana HicksChildren's Cabinet CoordinatorSept 12, 2019My name is Deborah Arcaro, I serve as Chair of the Governance Committee of the Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM). The Family Child Care Association of Maine was formed … Continue reading Exciting News!

Just Who Is a License-exempt Provider?

Discussions continue around legally providing care within your home in Maine. Within these discussions the resources provided to add to the discussion have not all been timely. Part of the mission of the Family Child Care Association of Maine is to provide timely and accurate information when questions are raised around family child care. In … Continue reading Just Who Is a License-exempt Provider?

iLookOut Coming Jan. ’20

iLookOut for Child Abuse is a multi-media, online learning program developed by the Center for Protection of Children at Penn State University. This program is designed to prepare early childhood professionals to be responsible mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. The interactive activities and resources included in the iLookOut training have been approved to satisfy the … Continue reading iLookOut Coming Jan. ’20

Unified Child Care Licensing Rule

Are you aware that the Office of Child and Family Services, Children's Licensing and Investigation Services is actively drafting a Unified Child Care Licensing Rule with the intent of updating and clarifying current regulations and to meet federal requirements of the Child Care Development Block Grant? FCCAM received a notification asking for feedback on a … Continue reading Unified Child Care Licensing Rule