Maine

Child Care Plan for Maine: September 2021 Updates

This resource highlights Maine’s child care plan relief funding.

Identifying Child Care Deserts and Building the Supply of Child Care

This breakout session on child care deserts and building the supply of child care was presented at the 2022 State and Territory Administrators Meeting.

Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities: A Critical Quality Indicator for Early Childhood Education Webinar

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance hosted this national webinar on September 20, 2022, to learn about inclusion research, laws, policies, and practices as well as the disparities that exist in access to inclusive settings based on race and category of disability.

Increasing Workforce Compensation Implementation Guide: Immediate Relief for the Workforce

Guidance from the Office of Child Care (OCC) strongly recommends CCDF Lead Agencies use funds to expand access to high-quality child care by implementing strategies to increase provider compensation. This resource can help Lead Agencies rebuild their early childhood and school-age care workforce through the use of  ARP Act funding.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans defines strategic planning and discusses the elements of a strategic plan. It outlines key concepts of strategic planning such as: partners to involve, dangers to avoid, and how to speed up implementation. This guide links strategic planning and systems building.

Supporting Recovery: Region I Framework for Supporting Providers After the COVID-19 Pandemic

In June, four Region 1 states participated in an overview and discussion about the Region 1 Common Framework for use of federal relief funds for child care. State staff discussed why they came together and how the framework has supported planning, communication, and implementation of provider grants in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

ECE Workforce: Addressing Challenges, Removing Barriers, and Inspiring Creative Ideas

This presentation shares an overview of the current early childhood education workforce. The resource shares strategies to increase the current early childhood workforce qualifications. It highlights a specific apprenticeship model as an example of supporting the early childhood workforce.

Aprovechar los sistemas de educación superior para apoyar el acceso a las credenciales para trabajar con bebés y niños pequeños

Este seminario web explora ejemplos estatales sobre asociaciones entre cuidado infantil y educación superior para el desarrollo de credenciales sobre bebés y niños pequeños que representen un punto de entrada a educación adicional y a una jornada exitosa y accesible por rutas educativas y profesionales.   

Leveraging Higher Education Systems to Support Access to Infant/Toddler Credentials

This final webinar in the 2018 Hot Topic series explores state examples of partnerships between child care and higher education in the development of Infant/Toddler credentials that represent an entry point to further education and a successful and accessible journey along career and education pathways.

Subsidy Eligibility in American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care and Development Fund Programs: Part II

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on May 29, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration. The webinar provides an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy eligibility for Medium- and Large-Allocation American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees. Topics include CCDF continuity of care, grantee median income, and graduated phase-out.