Latest Information on COVID-19 for Maine’s Child Care Providers

FCCAM has received many emails and messages about the topic of payments while being closed. We hope this statement from the Attorney General helps provide you guidance with making decisions for your business moving forward.  The Maine Attorney General has released a new statement on Child Care Providers Closing and Family Payments - 3/19/2020 "The Office of the …

Quality for ME is Seeking Pilot Participants

Sharing directly from Maine Roads To Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) SHORTcuts.......... Quality for ME, Maine’s quality rating and improvement system, has been undergoing revisions and will soon become: Rising Stars for ME! MRTQ PDN is recruiting programs to participate in a pilot to review the new standards and give feedback on the processes …

Child Care Business Lab with CEI: Applications Now Available

This post is sharing information received from MRTQ on a new opportunity for those interested in establishing a family child care program. Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) has announced the launch of their Child Care Business Lab, a five-year program designed to grow new child care enterprises in underserved areas of Maine. From Coastal Enterprises, Inc. …

Winter Safety Tips

Whether winter brings severe storms, light snow or just cold temperatures, it is our responsibility to keep the children in our care safe and warm.  The following Winter Safety Tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Set reasonable time limits on outdoor play to prevent hypothermia and frostbite.  Have children come inside periodically …

CACFP Daycare Home Sponsors by County

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  …