Call for Proposals

PurposeThis fall we are coming back together for Maine’s 2nd Statewide Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference. This event will explore a wide range of topics for professionals working with and on behalf of children from birth through elementary school. The workshops offered throughout the two days will facilitate success in elementary schools, out of school …

Mark Your Calendar!

Maine’s 2nd Statewide Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference is being planned! This event will explore a wide range of topics for professionals working with and on behalf of children from birth through elementary school. Whether you can attend for just 1 or both days, the workshops offered over the two days will facilitate success in …

Learn About T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program

Are you or someone you know working in a licensed child care program and attending a higher education program for Early Childhood Education? You may be eligible for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship! A T.E.A.C.H. scholarship pays up to 90% of your tuition, reimburses you for text book purchases, provides a $250 stipend each semester and works …

4 Workshop Series: “Stem Learning in the Early Years”

Bowdoin College Children's Center is offering a 4 workshop series for Early Childhood Educators. All workshops will be held virtually through Zoom (this information will be sent along when you have registered). Registration for the workshops is FREE so you want to get in early. The registration deadline for all workshops is March 22, 2021. …

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 …

Have You Considered Accreditation for Your Program?

If you have considered going through the NAFCC Accreditation process for your program now is the time to get information on the process and support available to you. The PLC is passing along this message from Tammy Dwyer, MRTQ-PDN District Coordinator: Hello,My name is Tammy Dwyer and I am a Maine Roads to Quality Professional …

FREE Webinar: Happy & Healthy – Fostering Healthy Eating Habits and Reducing the Use of Food Rewards for All Kids

Join Diane Boas, for a virtual training to learn more about inclusive approaches to support healthy eating habits and reducing the use of food rewards for Early Care and Education Programs. Learning objectives: Thursday, December 17, 2020  |  1:00-2:00pm Review the challenges to healthy eating for young children.Gather ideas to improve healthy eating at your …

Supporting the Student with Learning Differences

With school-age children attending school by hybrid and/or remote learning, family child care providers are finding they have a new support role for students with learning differences in their program. In this webinar sponsored by Teachstone, participants "will learn about the benefits of, challenges to, and strategies for effective interactions among the adults involved in …

New 24/7 Archived Training

The Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM), from its founding has had a primary goal of providing training for providers. The Professional Learning Committee (PLC) has been charged with offering training on developmentally appropriate practices and current topics in early childhood education that supports the important work of the family child care professional. The PLC …