Licensing Rule Testimony

FCCAM's Public Policy Committee would like to share the letter of testimony we sent to be included in the public record in regards to the proposed Licensing Rule. The Public Policy Committee held multiple conference calls over the past few weeks following reception of the email sent to all certified family child care providers from Licensing. During … Continue reading Licensing Rule Testimony

New Licensing Rule Discussion

In support of Providers reviewing and discussing the proposed Licensing Rule, FCCAM has tried to gather resources into 1 place. Current 2009 Licensing : Rules for Certification of Family Child Care Providers Proposed 4/17: Rule Relating to the Licensing of Family Child Care Providers Maine Statutes referred to in the proposed Licensing Rule If you are a … Continue reading New Licensing Rule Discussion

Proposed Licensing Rule

We have been waiting on changes to licensing and this notice just came through email  from Janet S. Whitten, MSW, Children’s Licensing & Investigation Manager~ Dear Provider, Please find attached the proposed Family Child Care Rule, summary and principal reasons for proposing this rule, and information regarding the Public Hearing.   CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Rule for … Continue reading Proposed Licensing Rule

Why Affiliate?

Since providers started talking about the formation of a statewide association that was specifically for family child care providers one of the goals was to affiliate with a national professional association. It made sense that that association would be the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Why did the founding group of providers feel … Continue reading Why Affiliate?

Mandated Reporting of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

DATE:            March 15, 2017 TO:                 All Mandated Reporters  FROM:           James Martin, Director, Office of Child and Family Services SUBJECT:      Statement Regarding Mandated Reporting of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Dear Mandated Reporter: Recent changes in law regarding use of marijuana have naturally catalyzed questions about the impact on healthcare provider’s legal obligation to report marijuana use … Continue reading Mandated Reporting of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Important Survey! Feedback Wanted!

FCCAM is passing along this letter from NAFCC in the hopes that all family child care providers and staff that see it here will take the time to complete the survey. We agree that our engagement is important. Individual responses will be completely anonymous and confidential. Neither your name, employer nor any other identifying information … Continue reading Important Survey! Feedback Wanted!

Membership Time!

Membership is now open and we invite all Family Child Care Providers and staff to join this new statewide association. If you do join before year's end your membership is a tax expense for 2016. JOIN US!!! Newly formed Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) We welcome Maine’s Family Child Care Providers and their … Continue reading Membership Time!