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Council for a Strong America released their NATIONAL report on the challenges of rural early care and education. Chrissie Davis, FCCAM Chair was contacted for this report.

Here is the link to the full article which includes the video: .

We look forward to a Maine-specific video for the Maine report to be released in Jan 2021.

EXTENSION!!! Maine Child Care Market Rate Survey

The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) has extended the due date for the 2021 Child Care Market Rate Survey to January 29, 2021. The market rate survey is critical in providing a thorough and transparent accounting of child care providers’ costs so every provider’s participation is important.

The survey is available for download at: Questions about the survey can be directed to Burns & Associates at, or by calling (602) 241-8523.

We greatly appreciate the support of those providers that have already completed the survey, and are hopeful this extension will provide a sufficient time for all other providers to participate.


Crystal Arbour
Child Care Services Program Manager
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Child and Family Services
Ph: (207) 626-8683

FCCAM’s Story

Outreach Committee ~~ Providers have asked about the value of being a member of FCCAM, so we thought it might be good to share the Family Child Care Association of Maine’s story……….  On November 2, 2016, ten family child care providers interested in the possibility of a statewide professional association that focused on family child […]

CCDF Health and Safety Orientation Training

*Updated 7/2021 ~~ Questions have arisen about the Health and Safety Orientation training following the email providers recently received about the upcoming Child Care Stabilization Grants. Here are some points for providers to consider: To meet requirements to apply for this stabilization grant opportunity all owners, directors, and staff have to complete the State approved […]

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