Childhood Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 has impacted connections with primary health care professionals for many families, especially when it's about wellness visits. This impact on wellness visits is known to be having a negative impact on the timely vaccination of children. It is important for families that want to follow the recommended vaccination schedule to be able to maintain …

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 …

A New Process to Apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) Child Care Subsidy Program has recently sent out information on changes ahead for the program. These changes are being implemented to make it easier for families to apply and renew. From the material sent out and checking the linked sites here is …

iLookOut Coming Jan. ’20

iLookOut for Child Abuse is a multi-media, online learning program developed by the Center for Protection of Children at Penn State University. This program is designed to prepare early childhood professionals to be responsible mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. The interactive activities and resources included in the iLookOut training have been approved to satisfy the …

Immunizations…… Required or Not?

What providers are required to have in their policy handbook regarding immunizations is being questioned more as we are seeing more daily news on disease outbreaks. Families are asking what our policies are. Providers are reflecting on their current practices and personal beliefs. Licensing requires that family child care providers, at minimum, follow state law. …