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 …

Quality Initiatives Awards

Sharing from Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network ~ Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services (DHHS OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) and Quality Improvement Mini-Grants (QIMG) to early childhood and out-of-school time …

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Coming Soon!

From MaineAEYC: MaineAEYC is excited to partner with The Office of Child and Family Services to introduce the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® collaborates with early childhood educators, higher education institutes, child care centers, and family child care providers to offer scholarship programs and support systems that improve the knowledge and compensation of early childhood educators. …

Face Covering FAQ

"The child care guidance issued on July 31st continues the practice of implementing proactive health and safety measures, including the updated requirement of face coverings for all adults and children 5 and over. The updated requirement was developed in close coordination with health experts, including pediatricians, along with DHHS and DOE officials. Face coverings are …

Provider Portal on Child Care Choices is Now Active!

Ever since the county Resource Development Centers (RDC) closed providers have been asking for a way to provide information about their current openings for families looking for care. We now have it! The new Program Portal allows individual programs to update the information displayed on the Maine’s online search for child care programs: Child Care …

Childhood Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 has impacted connections with primary health care professionals for many families, especially when it's about wellness visits. This impact on wellness visits is known to be having a negative impact on the timely vaccination of children. It is important for families that want to follow the recommended vaccination schedule to be able to maintain …

School-age Care

There are many family child care providers who are looking at significant changes in the care they will be providing for school-age children come this Fall. For those that are not familiar with Maine AferSchool Network (state affiliate of National Afterschool Association), FCCAM PLC encourages you to check them out. Here's just one resource we …