Thanks to past calls to urge Congress to prioritize child care, we won a modest increase in funding for child care in 2017. But our work isn’t done. Congress is moving on to the 2018 budget, and we need to push for even larger investments. Thursday, May 18 is a nationwide call-in day, asking U.S. … Continue reading Child Care is a Priority! National Call-in Day 5/18
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
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
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
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?
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
FCCAM has recently sent out the information that is linked in this posting to family child care provides across the state. Understanding the importance to families to be able to have insurance coverage for their children we felt it was important to support the Connecting Kids to Coverage initiative by helping to get the word … Continue reading Connecting Kids to Coverage Initiative
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!
Interested in learning more about bringing fresh and nutritious food into your childcare program? Whether you provide snacks and lunches, or families send them in, as a family child care provider you have a large part to play in developing healthy habits in the children in your care. Did you know that whether you … Continue reading Nutrition Resources
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!