Posted in FCCAM, Professional Development

Upcoming Online Children’s Book Discussion Trainings

Through a grant from Maine Roads to Quality, the Professional Learning Committee is excited to be able to continue providing books that align with our Online Children’s Book Discussion, as a benefit to our members. We all understand the importance of sharing books with children. These peer to peer discussions are about sharing our professional knowledge, expanding our skills for working with children and enhancing their learning.

The schedule for the Spring book discussions has been set. Each Discussion Group will run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm providing 1.5 professional training hours (accepted by Maine licensing). The Children’s Book Discussion Groups are offered free to FCCAM and MaineAEYC members . It is $5 per training for non-members. Non-members will be emailed an invoice for payment through Paypal.

Participants need to join each monthly discussion separately by registering (individual links are provided below). Call information is sent out separately to all participants within a week of the scheduled training.

In addition to the online discussion, the Professional Learning Committee develops resources to support the discussion that anyone can access through FCCAM’s Pinterest boards. Expanded resources can be found throughout the Boards with pins specific to individual books under discussion being gathered in their own section under “FCCAM Book Discussions“.

We hope you are able to join the discussions.

For FCCAM members be looking for your books as they have been sent out.  The books are yours to keep, or share, as part of your FCCAM membership whether you join the discussions or not.


FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We understand the critical role of child care providers in the lives of children and families. Through collaboration with other organizations we work to increase awareness of our profession and the value of a strong child care system to Maine's diverse communities.