Public comment and testimony submitted to Maine DHHS on behalf of the Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) and Maine Association for the Education of Young Children (MaineAEYC), in regards to the DRAFT Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Maine FFY 2022 – 24.
The FCCAM and MaineAEYC Joint Public Policy Committee testimony was presented by Tara Williams, Executive Director of MaineAEYC.
Letter sent to Commissioner Lambrew and Dr. Landry from multiple early childhood Organizations addressing the necessity to streamline child care educators alongside public school educators in the new vaccination schedule.
Letter sent to Governor Mills on behalf of those working in the child care industry in Maine. on the vaccination plan being designated by age and Maine’s child care professionals not having a streamlined opportunity with their public school peers exposing a lack of equity among all who educate children in Maine.
MaineAEYC, the Family Child Care Association of Maine, Maine Head Start Directors Association, YMCA Alliance of Maine, and Maine Children’s Alliance sent a joint letter to Governor Mills and Director Todd Landry of the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS). The letter urging them to allocate the necessary funds for ECE and families to get through the COVID-19 crisis.