Provider Support Needed (inform parents about Maine’s Cub Care Program)

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of MaineCare Services is trying to reach as many parents as possible to make them aware of Maine's Cub Care Program. They are reaching out to child care providers asking us to pass along information to parents of children in care. They are providing materials such as flyers, …

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 …

Advocacy at Work

We are sharing some of the recent work of the joint Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) and MaineAEYC Public Policy Committee. In December, a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package deal was reached. As part of this deal $10 billion is to be provided for the child care industry.  Maine will be receiving their portion …

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 …

Maine Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) Informational Webinar

The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) has just sent out this notice: Providers are invited to participate in an informational webinar on February 1, 2021 at 1:00-2:30 pm to learn about the Maine Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP). This program for early childhood mental health consultation is being piloted in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, …