We Have a Membership for You!

Family Child Care Professionals are important. The work they do is important. Having an active professional association for family child care professionals made up of family child care professionals is invaluable! Join this growing Association and make a difference in your profession! Our Outreach Committee has made it easier to become a member in 1 … Continue reading We Have a Membership for You!

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 … Continue reading iLookOut Coming Jan. ’20

Health and Safety Orientation Training

Here's a working link to MRTQ Registry home page. FCCAM strongly encourages all family child care providers to be on the registry. It is free to register, MRTQ maintains a record of your trainings/professional hours earned through any trainings and state conferences they sponsor, the Community of Practices they facilitate, and also specific FCCAM trainings … Continue reading Health and Safety Orientation Training

Just What is MRTQ PDN?

Our next series of posts will focus on the professional side of child care in Maine. Who knows what "MRTQ PDN" stands for and who can be part of it? ~ Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network ~ here to promote and support professionalism in the early care and education field. Professional Development, not … Continue reading Just What is MRTQ PDN?

12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!

Providers in Maine are very lucky to have a variety of options for earning the required 12 hours of training annually for licensing. For those participating in the state's QRIS -Quality for ME, getting the additional required training hours for each level is also very doable. Attend face-to-face full-day conferences that are offered generally in … Continue reading 12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!

Early Childhood Investigations

Early Childhood Investigations Webinars – Early Childhood Investigations offers an ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators. Webinars are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education exploring critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals. Training certificates are accepted for licensing. … Continue reading Early Childhood Investigations

Thank You!

In appreciation for all the important work that early childhood and out-of-school time professionals do, Penn State Better Kid Care program is offering a free online professional development module to early childhood and out-of-school time professionals. Following are details: Penn State Better Kid Care is offering a module, free of charge, in their On Demand … Continue reading Thank You!