Special Events / Time Sensitive

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for NAFCC Annual Conference

The National Family Child Care Conference this year is going virtual. It remains devoted to celebrating the unique and amazing field of family child care. 

Member registration rate: $135

Nonmember registration rate: $195

REGISTER HERE

Some highlights include:

Shortened schedule! Instead of having to take off work and spend the money on a hotel and travel for our onsite conference, now you can enjoy conference from the comfort of your own home on the evening of Friday, July 17th, and all-day Saturday, July 18th. See the full conference schedule here!

CEU credits available for all training workshops

On-demand viewing after the conference so you can review your favorite workshops and check out the workshops you missed live! This means you’ll be able to earn up to 24 hours (or 2.4 CEU’s) of (English) training credit!

A Spanish track with 4 live sessions presented in Spanish

A Black and Latina caucus where you can discuss the things that are important to you

Bonus workshops that you’ll be able to access on-demand after the conference

Engaging keynote speakers who know family child care like you know family child care

Virtual exhibit hall where you can still check out your favorite vendors without having to leave your couch

NAFCC’s 30th Conference Birthday Party – come celebrate the conference’s 30th birthday party from the comfort of your own home!


The Maine Statewide ECE Conference will return in 2021!

Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to hold the statewide early childhood education conference this year. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Department of Education, Head Start Directors, Educare Central Maine, Family Child Care Association of Maine, Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network, and Maine Association for the Education of Young Children are committed to bringing a 2nd annual conference to early childhood educators, leaders, and partners in our state. While we will not be able to gather in Bangor this fall, we are excited for continued collaboration next year.


In June and early July, you can access free on demand ECE presentations from NAEYC (https://www.naeyc.org/virtual-institute).


FREE Webinar: Nature-Based Learning “Ask Me Anything” with Julie Powers and Sheila Williams Ridge / Wednesday, June 24th, 3 pm

Julie and Sheila, coauthors of Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget, will be available to answer questions on how to navigate spending more time outside with young children, address safety concerns during COVID-19, and offer ideas for supporting families this summer.

Can’t join live? This webinar will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers.

You may send questions ahead of time to e-marketing@RedleafPress.org.

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FREE Webinar: Mindful Self-Compassion / Wednesday, June 24,  3:00pm


The Brazelton Touchpoints Center, the Center for Child and Family Well-being at the University of Washington, and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion have teamed up for a three-part webinar series that will introduce families and family-facing providers to mindful self-compassion (MSC) practices to help them care for themselves and each other. Research has shown that these practices enhance emotional well-being, boost resilience, reduce anxiety and depression, and help foster healthy lifestyle habits.

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iLookOut for Child Abuse Training ~ approved mandated reporter training for Maine providers

Sesame Street in Communities

Virtual Lab School