2020 ECE Policy Leadership Program

FCCAM is sharing this opportunity led by MaineAEYC here, as they would like to have family child care programs involved. If you are interested submit the short application (link at end of post) by December 20th to be considered for the 2020 program. MaineAEYC is continuing their ​ECE Policy Leadership​ ​Program​ in 2020. This program … Continue reading 2020 ECE Policy Leadership Program

A New Process to Apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) Child Care Subsidy Program has recently sent out information on changes ahead for the program. These changes are being implemented to make it easier for families to apply and renew. From the material sent out and checking the linked sites here is … Continue reading A New Process to Apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program

FCCAM 1st Annual Membership Meeting!

To FCCAM’s members, The Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) began forming with the purpose of supporting providers across Maine in the summer of 2016. A lot has been accomplished since then. With over 80 members, including fcc licensees, staff, students and fcc supporters, it is now time to hold our First Annual Membership … Continue reading FCCAM 1st Annual Membership Meeting!

Annual Immunizations Assessment Survey

Maine law requires every child care program to have on file an updated Certificate of Immunization for every child enrolled in the program. This certificate needs to be in your files within 30 days of admission to your program and updated annually. Under the current law, children are required to have either vaccine administration records, … Continue reading Annual Immunizations Assessment Survey

Exciting 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 … Continue reading Exciting News!

Just Who Is a License-exempt Provider?

Discussions continue around legally providing care within your home in Maine. Within these discussions the resources provided to add to the discussion have not all been timely. Part of the mission of the Family Child Care Association of Maine is to provide timely and accurate information when questions are raised around family child care. In … Continue reading Just Who Is a License-exempt Provider?

Unified Child Care Licensing Rule

Are you aware that the Office of Child and Family Services, Children's Licensing and Investigation Services is actively drafting a Unified Child Care Licensing Rule with the intent of updating and clarifying current regulations and to meet federal requirements of the Child Care Development Block Grant? FCCAM received a notification asking for feedback on a … Continue reading Unified Child Care Licensing Rule