The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is More Than Just CCSP

"The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program provides resources to state, territory, and tribal grantees that enable low-income parents to work or pursue education and training so that they can better support their families while at the same time promoting the learning and development of their children." Providers know this as the Child Care …

New Incentive to Join MRTQ PDN Registry Now!

**Just a reminder that the new Licensing Rule will be requiring all providers to join the Registry. FCCAM PLC has posted on this. Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and FamilyServices (DHHS, OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards …

COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs for Small Businesses

The following information has been pulled directly from the sites handling these loans. PORTLAND AREA PROGRAMS: COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs for Small Businesses The City of Portland’s Business Loan and Grant Programs are designed to provide financial assistance to Portland businesses impacted by COVID-19. This includes businesses that have remained open, have furloughed some …

Required “Quality for ME” Enrollment is Coming

While the proposed FCC Licensing Rule has not been formally adopted, from past history it would be surprising to see any significant changes to what was proposed. For that reason enrollment in "Quality for ME" is something providers can do now to get ahead. With this requirement coming and the initiative grants currently available through …

Still Need to Join MRTQ-Professional Development Network’s Registry?

In "Section 8: Training", of the 12/30/2020 proposed Family Child Care Licensing Rule there is a new requirement : "B. Ongoing Training. 3. All Providers and Staff Members must register with Maine’s Professional Development Network." Many providers already meet this new requirement, as they are already part of the Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development …