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Maine’s 2023 Statewide Early Childhood Education Conference! We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, break out sessions, and networking opportunities planned for our gathering in Portland this year on October 27 & 28. Our keynote speakers will be Denisha Jones, Executive Director of Defending the Early Years, and Angela…Keep reading
Providers It’s Time to Add Your Voices!
We are the ones with the first hand knowledge of what our day is filled with. What services we provide families in caring for their children. What is needed for our businesses to be sustainable while offering quality care. It is important that as providers we understand that we are…Keep reading
Providers a New Year Long Program from DHHS/OCFS
A memo was sent out 4/24/2023 from OCFS that provides information about a new optional program: Early Care & Education (ECE) Program Enrollment Data Collection Project. Providers are encouraged to participate. The data collection program will open on May 1, 2023, and close on April 30, 2024. Here’s what we’ve…Keep reading
Director of Record Access? What and Why?
Director of Record access enables Directors/Owners (DoR) or designated personnel(DoRA) to access your facility’s staffing information section on the Maine Roads toQuality (MRTQ) Registry. Directors/Owners means Family Child Care Provider whether you are a sole provider or have staff. Our understanding is that DoRA will be required for all programs.…Keep reading
March 27th ~ Rising Stars is a GO!
From Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) ~ The transition to Rising Stars for ME will occur automatically on the evening of March 26, 2023. The Child Care Choices website will be updated accordingly. Programs will automatically be categorized into the Star Rating…Keep reading
ARPA is ending. Wage Supplements Remain!
UPDATE/CORRECTION 3/8/23 ~ This is why it’s good to have partnerships with other organizations that support children and families. FCCAM received clarification around the wage program becoming Law under LD 1995, not LD 1652. Also credentials and articulation agreements language not included in the budget language. We have corrected information…Keep reading
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