Posted in FCCAM, Professional Development

New 24/7 Archived Training

The Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM), from its founding has had a primary goal of providing training for providers. The Professional Learning Committee (PLC) has been charged with offering training on developmentally appropriate practices and current topics in early childhood education that supports the important work of the family child care professional. The PLC provides links on state and national trainings, as well as, development of our own trainings on our dedicated website: FCCAM Webinars. The PLC seriously considers provider feedback as it works to develop training to meet the need of family child care provides in Maine.

With newer NAFCC Accreditation Cohorts and MRTQ grants for advancement on Quality for ME, providers have recently raised questions on the usage of today’s technology within their businesses. There has also been expression of looking for training options other than zoom calls or video/recorded webinars. To this end the PLC will offer their first “written” training under the 24/7 Archived Trainings.

The “written” training is a newer style that shares the presenter’s thoughts, notes and experiences in a written format. This format resembles a blog post with sections built out for easier navigation. Material shared in a “written” training can be saved in multiple ways with the linked resources easily being bookmarked for future reference.

Google Drive in My Family Child Care (1.5 hrs) starts with setting up the free gmail account needed for Google Drive. We then proceed through initial set-up of your Google Drive, getting into specifics on Documents, Sheets, and Forms. We will discuss how a family child care provider can make use of Google Drive for business records, eportfolios, handbook, etc.


You can register for this new training from the link above or from our training website. Reminder all PLC trainings are free for members of FCCAM. This training is also free for MaineAEYC members. The training is $5 for non-members.

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FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We are the state affiliate of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). We are the only professional association in Maine dedicated specifically to supporting family child care providers. FCCAM 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 provides opportunities to network both locally and statewide with other family child care professionals for training and support. Through collaboration with other organizations we are engaged with advocating for children and their families in Maine, increasing awareness of our professionalism and value to our communities.