Mission & Goals

Mission:

The mission of the Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) is to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in the State of Maine.

Goals:

The goal of the FCCAM is to achieve the highest standards in Maine’s diverse legal family child care homes promoting the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children by:

  • Enhancing the quality of family child care  
  • Strengthening and expanding the family child care network
  • Providing supports through mentoring and resources to family child care providers
  • Communicating a positive image and information about the benefits of Family Child Care to the broad community (local, state, federal) through research, advocacy, legislation and effective marketing
  • Coordinating with community and social service agencies at all levels to support children and families
  • Developing leadership and advocacy skills for family child care providers through education, training, exposure and identifying ways to be proactive