Latest Information on COVID-19 for Maine’s Child Care Providers

FCCAM has received many emails and messages about the topic of payments while being closed. We hope this statement from the Attorney General helps provide you guidance with making decisions for your business moving forward.  The Maine Attorney General has released a new statement on Child Care Providers Closing and Family Payments - 3/19/2020 "The Office of the …

Managing an Infectious Disease as a Child Care Provider

This post is in response to questions that are being asked by providers around Maine in regards to the Coronavirus. We have gathered resources from a variety of respected organizations that have access to professionals, specialists and research around health and safety. All information shared on this site is done so to allow providers to …

Maine Continues to Prepare for Coronavirus

FCCAM is sharing this public information with providers so they have current and reliable information for themselves and to share with families. AUGUSTA (updated 2/28/2020) – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) today outlined steps that Maine is taking to prepare for the potential spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus to the …

Infant/Toddler Subsidy Payment Changes Coming

All providers in Maine should have recently received an email from their licensing specialist about a significant change around payment for infant/toddler care to providers who participate in the Child Care Subsidy Program. You might have overlooked it if you are not currently providing subsidy care. Neither $100 per week per infant nor 10% I/T …

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, …