The small business owners who operate Family Child Care Programs are important to the economy of our local communities and our state. They are a major part of the child care system in Maine, but too many in the wider community do not have an real understanding about the service we offer. A strong professional association has the opportunity to collaborate both in state and nationally. These collaborations raise the visibility of the business of Family Child Care. Having a strongly supported, active association provides strength to FCCAM’s voice.
FCCAM bringings thoughts, desires and concerns of members to a variety of collaborations on topics that directly impact our businesses and the quality of care we are able to provide Maine’s children. Whether it’s through the work of the Professional Learning Committee (PLC) developing trainings and maintaining reliable resources; the Public Policy Committee (PPC) bringing your voice directly to collaboration discussions; or Outreach Committee working to connect providers, it’s all part of FCCAM’s mission to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine.
Benefits of Annual Membership
- Chance to be part of a strong association focused on supporting Family Child Care professionals!
- Help facilitating providers learning from each other in local and statewide professional groups
- Professional membership that is recognized by Maine’s QRIS
- FREE training opportunities (free training certificate available for Class A members)
- Discounts to conferences FCCAM partners with for Class A and B members
- Class A Members’ Only website section which includes additional discounts, sample Care Agreements, and program support
Online Applications for FCCAM Membership Classes
Class A: Family Child Care Provider and their staff and/or Small Facility Licensees and their staff and/or Licensed-Exempt Provider.
- $25.00 per year for individual licensee
- $25.00 per year for license exempt provider
- $15.00 for staff provider of a licensee who is a current member
FCCAM has $35 scholarships available for FCCAM Class A members who join the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) for the first time. After you join NAFCC, send email@example.com a copy of your membership certificate/card and you will receive a scholarship check for $35.
Class B – Student: students attending a technology high school in Maine or matriculated in an Early Childhood Education program and not working more than part-time within a family child care program.
- $15.00 per year for student
Class C – Supporter: individuals who understand the importance of having a strong professional association that supports family child care professionals.
- $15.00 per year for individual supporter
If you would prefer to join FCCAM using a paper form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with one. Please let us know what class of membership and if you need a form mailed to you or can download and print off from a pdf. If we are mailing please provide your mailing address.
Providers, as with any professional ece membership, your FCCAM membership is tax deductible.
The National AfterSchool Association publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of after-school care. A good amount of the material is adaptable for younger learners. A strong focus on STEM activities and resources.
The Maine Afterschool Network (MASN) serves as a hub for collaborative efforts
that will enable every child to have access to quality, inclusive, affordable after-school
programming which meets the needs of the child, the family and the community. One resource available is the Mizzen app by Mott. This app is designed to help you plan and deliver engaging courses, lessons and activities. With high-quality content, organizational tools and Pro Tips from education experts, Mizzen makes it easy for you to create exciting learning opportunities for students.