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

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

New ECE Conference Coming in October!

Early Childhood Educators are always on the lookout for quality training opportunities where they get to network face-to-face. Here's your opportunity! More specifics on workshops and presenters will be following, but mark you calendars now, so you don't miss out. This conference is a new effort being offered at York Community College, by a strong … Continue reading New ECE Conference Coming in October!

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!

2017 NAA Virtual Convention Nov. 3rd – 16th

If you work with school aged children within your program this is a great opportunity to get training on topics and resources specifically for them. So often available trainings focus on preschoolers, infants and toddlers. For many family child care providers school-age children are a big part of our program. Register today for NAA's 2017 Virtual … Continue reading 2017 NAA Virtual Convention Nov. 3rd – 16th

Invitation to an ECE Public Policy and Advocacy Forum

Schedule of Events 8:00-9:00 - Morning Coffee, Snacks, and Networking 9:00-9:15 - Opening/Welcome 9:15-10:15 - Keynote 10:30-11:30 - Morning Breakout Sessions 11:30-12:30 - Lunch and MaineAEYC Special Announcement 12:45-1:45 - Afternoon Breakout Sessions 2:00-3:00 - Partnering at the Local Level and Closing Session Descriptions Morning Breakout Sessions: Crafting Stronger, Clearer Messages - Amy O’Leary and … Continue reading Invitation to an ECE Public Policy and Advocacy Forum

NAFCC Observer Training is coming to Maine in April ’17

For those who are Accreditated or going through the process now you know how important the observation at the conclusion of the self-study is.  The individuals who have volunteered to provide these observations have met specific eligibility requirements established by NAFCC, including taking a two-day Observer Training. In 2017, Observer Trainings will be held in 3  New … Continue reading NAFCC Observer Training is coming to Maine in April ’17

Cooking Matters Maine?

Have you heard about Cooking Matters Maine? First, Cooking Matters Maine offers FREE trainings in all 16 counties. Classes are for people interested in developing skills to create healthy and delicious meals on a tight budget. Perfect for family child care providers. Good Shepherd Food Bank, in collaboration with Maine SNAP-Ed, will provide all the groceries needed … Continue reading Cooking Matters Maine?