New Licensing Rule Discussion

In support of Providers reviewing and discussing the proposed Licensing Rule, FCCAM has tried to gather resources into 1 place. Current 2009 Licensing : Rules for Certification of Family Child Care Providers Proposed 4/17: Rule Relating to the Licensing of Family Child Care Providers Maine Statutes referred to in the proposed Licensing Rule If you are a … Continue reading New Licensing Rule Discussion

Proposed Licensing Rule

We have been waiting on changes to licensing and this notice just came through email  from Janet S. Whitten, MSW, Children’s Licensing & Investigation Manager~ Dear Provider, Please find attached the proposed Family Child Care Rule, summary and principal reasons for proposing this rule, and information regarding the Public Hearing.   CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Rule for … Continue reading Proposed Licensing Rule

Why Affiliate?

Since providers started talking about the formation of a statewide association that was specifically for family child care providers one of the goals was to affiliate with a national professional association. It made sense that that association would be the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Why did the founding group of providers feel … Continue reading Why Affiliate?

Mandated Reporting of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

DATE:            March 15, 2017 TO:                 All Mandated Reporters  FROM:           James Martin, Director, Office of Child and Family Services SUBJECT:      Statement Regarding Mandated Reporting of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Dear Mandated Reporter: Recent changes in law regarding use of marijuana have naturally catalyzed questions about the impact on healthcare provider’s legal obligation to report marijuana use … Continue reading Mandated Reporting of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Connecting Kids to Coverage Initiative

FCCAM has recently sent out the information that is linked in this posting to family child care provides across the state. Understanding the importance to families to be able to have insurance coverage for their children we felt it was important to support the Connecting Kids to Coverage initiative by helping to get the word … Continue reading Connecting Kids to Coverage Initiative

Important Survey! Feedback Wanted!

FCCAM is passing along this letter from NAFCC in the hopes that all family child care providers and staff that see it here will take the time to complete the survey. We agree that our engagement is important. Individual responses will be completely anonymous and confidential. Neither your name, employer nor any other identifying information … Continue reading Important Survey! Feedback Wanted!

NAFCC Observer Training is coming to Maine in April ’17

For those who are Accreditated or going through the process now you know how important the observation at the conclusion of the self-study is.  The individuals who have volunteered to provide these observations have met specific eligibility requirements established by NAFCC, including taking a two-day Observer Training. In 2017, Observer Trainings will be held in 3  New … Continue reading NAFCC Observer Training is coming to Maine in April ’17

Cooking Matters Maine?

Have you heard about Cooking Matters Maine? First, Cooking Matters Maine offers FREE trainings in all 16 counties. Classes are for people interested in developing skills to create healthy and delicious meals on a tight budget. Perfect for family child care providers. Good Shepherd Food Bank, in collaboration with Maine SNAP-Ed, will provide all the groceries needed … Continue reading Cooking Matters Maine?

Membership Time!

Membership is now open and we invite all Family Child Care Providers and staff to join this new statewide association. If you do join before year's end your membership is a tax expense for 2016. JOIN US!!! Newly formed Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) We welcome Maine’s Family Child Care Providers and their … Continue reading Membership Time!