What’s Ahead for Quality for ME?

Maine's 128th Legislature charged the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to develop and then report on a plan to increase the number of programs participating with Quality for ME, Maine's quality rating and improvement system, at Steps 3 and 4. Here is the legislative charge completed with Committee Amendment: LD 383 - An Act … Continue reading What’s Ahead for Quality for ME?

12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!

Providers in Maine are very lucky to have a variety of options for earning the required 12 hours of training annually for licensing. For those participating in the state's QRIS -Quality for ME, getting the additional required training hours for each level is also very doable. Attend face-to-face full-day conferences that are offered generally in … Continue reading 12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!

CACFP Daycare Home Sponsors by County

Androscoggin Androscoggin Head Start & Child Care      207-795-4046 Catholic Charities      207-786-0925 or 1-800-784-0157 Community Concepts, Inc.      207-739-6615 Family Focus      207-406-4573 ext. 125 Western Maine Community Action (Livermore Falls Area)    207-860-4485 or 207-645-3764  ext. 5272 Aroostook Aroostook County Action Program      207-768-3026 ext. 325 Horizons Unlimited, Inc.     207-764-6659 Cumberland Catholic Charities  … Continue reading CACFP Daycare Home Sponsors by County

Child Care Supply Improvement Act

Have you heard anything about this Child Care Supply Improvement Act? Many providers have not, yet it's about family child care and supporting those that provide this service that is so important for families across the country. For FCCAM in our support of family child care providers in Maine, this is an example of the importance … Continue reading Child Care Supply Improvement Act

Sprouting Our Youth: Fall into Healthy Habits Conference

Maine Roads to Quality and MaineAEYC have been working together to organize conferences around the State, so early childcare educators can gather together to learn from each other, strengthening early childhood education (birth thru 8yrs) in Maine. When the opportunity arose, FCCAM joined the conference planning group headed by the York County Early Childhood Coalition for … Continue reading Sprouting Our Youth: Fall into Healthy Habits Conference

Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure in Maine

Following is an email FCCAM received asking for assistance in reaching family child care providers. Hello, The below email is intended for staff at schools, day cares, and other child care facilities where there is risk of exposure to lead-contaminated paint and water. Please assist the US EPA in distributing this message throughout Maine as part … Continue reading Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure in Maine

Early Childhood Investigations

Early Childhood Investigations Webinars – Early Childhood Investigations offers an ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators. Webinars are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education exploring critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals. Training certificates are accepted for licensing. … Continue reading Early Childhood Investigations