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New Infant and Toddler MELDS are Available

received from MRTQ PDN ~ ~

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN), in partnership with the Maine Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), is pleased to announce the release of the Infant and Toddler Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (Infant Toddler MELDS). A team of experts, using the previous guidelines in Supporting Maine’s Infants & Toddlers: Guidelines for Learning and Development, updated the content and revised the format for the Infant Toddler MELDS to align with the Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (MELDS) for three- to five-year-olds.

An electronic version (to download or print off) of Infant Toddler MELDS.

Printed copies are also available and can be picked up at several locations throughout Maine.


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.