First4ME

You might have heard that there is going to be a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 13th in August on LD 1760 / First4ME a public-private partnership model for early care and education and workforce development.  The bill is modeled after the national Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships. Maine currently has a partnership between the Maine …

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) News!

Mid-September, FCCAM submitted the following letter of nomination for the Early Childhood Advisory Council to Ana Hicks, Children's Cabinet Coordinator.  Ana HicksChildren's Cabinet CoordinatorSept 12, 2019My name is Deborah Arcaro, I serve as Chair of the Governance Committee of the Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM). The Family Child Care Association of Maine was formed …

LD 1584 ~ ECE Workforce Bill Gets a Public Hearing 5/9/19

A public hearing has been scheduled for LD 1584 "An Act To Attract, Build and Retain an Early Childhood Education Workforce through Increased Training, Education and Career Pathway" on Thursday, May 9th. This is an Early Childhood Education workforce bill that establishes career pathways, supports career and technical education centers (CTE), an ECE apprenticeship program, funds …

New On-line Process to Submit Testimony on Bills!

Beginning April 22, 2019 the Maine Legislature will no longer accept testimony through e-mail.  With the large numbers of individual testimonies being submitted by emails to committee clerks, the Legislature has created a new process to submit testimony online. With this change, if you plan to provide testimony in-person you should not use the online …