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?

2019 NAFCC Annual Conference

The only national conference dedicated to the field of family child care is happening at Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, in Orlando, Florida, June 19-22, 2019. There is still time to pre-register and take advantage of a member benefit: a conference layaway payment plan. You must be a current member of NAFCC through June 30, 2019. … Continue reading 2019 NAFCC Annual Conference

What’s Ahead for the Children’s Book Discussion Group?

Well, the first discussion is behind us. For this first discussion training the Professional Learning Committee would like to say Thank You to the many early childhood professionals from across family child care, centers and public schools that joined the discussion sharing their opinions, knowledge and experiences. This open sharing supports the work we all … Continue reading What’s Ahead for the Children’s Book Discussion Group?

New!!! Professional Book Discussion Group to Start

The Professional Learning Committee is excited to be able to offer this new benefit to members of FCCAM. Through a grant from Maine Roads to Quality, in support of our Professional Learning work, FCCAM will be bringing more free training opportunities to our members. The PLC is building these training opportunities to support the continual … Continue reading New!!! Professional Book Discussion Group to Start

New!!! Children’s Book Discussion Group

The Professional Learning Committee is excited to be able to offer this new benefit to members of FCCAM. Through a grant from Maine Roads to Quality, in support of our Professional Learning work, FCCAM will be bringing more free training opportunities to our members. The PLC is building these training opportunities to support the continual … Continue reading New!!! Children’s Book Discussion Group

First Steps to Family Child Care Community of Practice

FCCAM is happy to be part of a new statewide/online Community of Practice specifically for those new to Family Child Care. We encourage anyone new to family child care to register below. Come and see what this supportive community can provide you! The First Steps to Family Child Care CoP will be a place for … Continue reading First Steps to Family Child Care Community of Practice

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!

Sprouting Our Youth: Fall into Healthy Habits Conference

Maine Roads to Quality and MaineAEYC have been working together to organize conferences around the State, so early childcare educators can gather together to learn from each other, strengthening early childhood education (birth thru 8yrs) in Maine. When the opportunity arose, FCCAM joined the conference planning group headed by the York County Early Childhood Coalition for … Continue reading Sprouting Our Youth: Fall into Healthy Habits Conference