Maine's 128th Legislature charged the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop and then report on a plan to increase the number of programs participating with Quality for ME, Maine's quality rating and improvement system, at Steps 3 and 4. Here is the legislative charge completed with Committee Amendment: LD 383 - An Act … Continue reading What’s Ahead for Quality for ME?
Providers in Maine are very lucky to have a variety of options for earning the required 12 hours of training annually for licensing. For those participating in the state's QRIS -Quality for ME, getting the additional required training hours for each level is also very doable. Attend face-to-face full-day conferences that are offered generally in … Continue reading 12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!
Androscoggin Androscoggin Head Start & Child Care 207-795-4046 Catholic Charities 207-786-0925 or 1-800-784-0157 Community Concepts, Inc. 207-739-6615 Family Focus 207-406-4573 ext. 125 Western Maine Community Action (Livermore Falls Area) 207-860-4485 or 207-645-3764 ext. 5272 Aroostook Aroostook County Action Program 207-768-3026 ext. 325 Horizons Unlimited, Inc. 207-764-6659 Cumberland Catholic Charities … Continue reading CACFP Daycare Home Sponsors by County
Have you heard anything about this Child Care Supply Improvement Act? Many providers have not, yet it's about family child care and supporting those that provide this service that is so important for families across the country. For FCCAM in our support of family child care providers in Maine, this is an example of the importance … Continue reading Child Care Supply Improvement Act
FCCAM hopes that all the child care providers in Maine have been taking time to become informed about where those running for office stand on issues that will impact them. We are not in a position to pull resources for all those running for local and state positions, so we encourage you to take advantage … Continue reading Almost Time to VOTE!
As of 1/1/2017, the Department of Health and Human Services stopped providing water test kids as part of licensing applications or renewals. With the adoption of Licensing Rule 9/20/2017, providers need to have a first draw test performed as part of licensing (new and renewal). This tests for lead and needs to be done for … Continue reading Water Testing and Labs
Maine Roads to Quality and MaineAEYC have been working together to organize conferences around the State, so early childcare educators can gather together to learn from each other, strengthening early childhood education (birth thru 8yrs) in Maine. When the opportunity arose, FCCAM joined the conference planning group headed by the York County Early Childhood Coalition for … Continue reading Sprouting Our Youth: Fall into Healthy Habits Conference
Following is an email FCCAM received asking for assistance in reaching family child care providers. Hello, The below email is intended for staff at schools, day cares, and other child care facilities where there is risk of exposure to lead-contaminated paint and water. Please assist the US EPA in distributing this message throughout Maine as part … Continue reading Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure in Maine
As family child care providers, our schedules are most likely already overbooked, but that doesn't mean we can leave it up to others to make informed decisions that impact our profession and our private businesses. We each need to find a way to stay informed on where our elected officials on the federal, state and … Continue reading Informed Voting Matters!
Early Childhood Investigations Webinars – Early Childhood Investigations offers an ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators. Webinars are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education exploring critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals. Training certificates are accepted for licensing. … Continue reading Early Childhood Investigations