Quality for ME is Seeking Pilot Participants

Sharing directly from Maine Roads To Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) SHORTcuts.......... Quality for ME, Maine’s quality rating and improvement system, has been undergoing revisions and will soon become: Rising Stars for ME! MRTQ PDN is recruiting programs to participate in a pilot to review the new standards and give feedback on the processes …

First4ME

You might have heard that there is going to be a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 13th in August on LD 1760 / First4ME a public-private partnership model for early care and education and workforce development.  The bill is modeled after the national Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships. Maine currently has a partnership between the Maine …

Upcoming Online Children's Book Discussion Trainings

Through a grant from Maine Roads to Quality, the Professional Learning Committee is excited to be able to continue providing books that align with our Online Children's Book Discussion, as a benefit to our members. We all understand the importance of sharing books with children. These peer to peer discussions are about sharing our professional knowledge, …

Child Care Business Lab with CEI: Applications Now Available

This post is sharing information received from MRTQ on a new opportunity for those interested in establishing a family child care program. Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) has announced the launch of their Child Care Business Lab, a five-year program designed to grow new child care enterprises in underserved areas of Maine. From Coastal Enterprises, Inc. …

30th Annual National Family Child Care Conference

The only national conference dedicated to the field of family child care. FCCAM has 2 – $100 scholarships available to help 2 FCCAM members attend their first NAFCC Annual conference!!! The DEADLINE to submit the scholarship application form is April 10, 2019. Winners will be chosen by lottery and receive notification by April 12, 2019. You do not have to be …

A New Process to Apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) Child Care Subsidy Program has recently sent out information on changes ahead for the program. These changes are being implemented to make it easier for families to apply and renew. From the material sent out and checking the linked sites here is …