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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: https://www.strongnation.org/articles/1369-early-childhood-programs-scarcity-undermines-americas-rural-communities .

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:  https://www.burnshealthpolicy.com/maine_2021childcaremrs/. Questions about the survey can be directed to Burns & Associates at OCFSChildCareMRS@healthmanagement.com, 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.

Sincerely,

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

Stay Informed!

Here’s recent news from the Governor’s Office and OCFS that FCC providers should be aware of ~ “The health of Maine people, the health of our economy, and the health of our future depend on three things: our ability to put the pandemic behind us, our ability to tackle the economic challenges immediately in front […]

Help Spread the Word! Share with Your Families

sharing information from Maine Equal Justice ~ As many as 25,000 Mainers who don’t usually make enough money to file taxes may be missing out on their payments for the expanded Child Tax Credit. Here are the most important things to know: Families, including those with little or no income, are eligible to receive up […]


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