General Trainings – Archived

All of the archived trainings found in this section are FREE for anyone to view.

The Professional Learning Committee has worked hard to make access to our sponsored trainings easy for all providers. To access a specific archived training you will just click on the training title and the link opens the training.

If you are a member of the Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) or Maine AEYC receive a FREE certificate for professional hours accepted by Licensing in Maine by completing and submitting an online “Reflection Activity” for that training.

Not a member of FCCAM or MaineAEYC?

That’s easy to correct. Just click on the link provided here for the Association you wish to join:

Family Child Care Association of Maine

MaineAEYC

For those that do not want to join either organization, but want the certificate of professional hours, you will need to pay $5 for 1 hour; $10 for 1.5 hours; $10 for 2 hours. Complete the Non-member Reflection Activity form after viewing a training, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.

All data collected as part of the Reflection Activity is maintained by the PLC.


The PLC is a volunteer committee and we do our best to get needed invoices and certificates out in as timely a manner as possible, usually within a week for each necessary step.

Archived Trainings

The FCCAM archived trainings at this time are either recorded video/webinars or “written” trainings. The “written” training is a newer style that shares the presenter’s thoughts, notes and experiences in a written format. This format resembles a blog post with sections built out for easier navigation. Material shared in a “written” training can be saved in multiple ways with the linked resources easily being bookmarked for future reference. Training type is noted for each archived training following the title.


Book Making in an Early Childhood Education Program (A “How to” training) (2 hrs) – recorded video **the reflection activity noted as part of the presentation is not required. Complete the Reflection Activity below instead.

Handmade books offer a wonderful opportunity to take books beyond just literacy. Making books engages children in the process of making a useful item. They are using skills in math, fine motor, and problem solving. They are working on following directions, cooperation and patience. They also experience a sense of accomplishment when their book is “published”. In this webinar you will be guided through the construction of 6 homemade books that are appropriate for making with children.

Member Reflection Activity for Book Making in an ECE Program

Non-member Reflection Activity form after viewing a training, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.


Gardening in Your Family Child Care: How to Maximize Your Tax Write Off (1 hr) – recorded video

In this webinar, we will explore the different ways a family child care provider can expense the meals they serve on their taxes. We’ll discuss the importance of tracking all meals served in your program, when using the standard food deduction. We’ll take an in-depth look at how gardening in your program just makes financial sense!

Member Reflection Activity for Gardening in Your FCC: Maximize Your Tax Write Off

Non-member Reflection Activity form after viewing a training, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.


Google Drive in My Family Child Care (1.5 hrs) – “written” training

Google Drive in My Family Child Care starts with setting up the free gmail account needed for Google Drive. We then proceed through initial set-up of your Google Drive, getting into specifics on Documents, Sheets, and Forms. We will discuss how a family child care provider can make use of Google Drive for business records, eportfolios, handbook, etc.

Member Reflection Activity for Google Drive in My FCC

Non-member Reflection Activity form after viewing a training, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.


Math: Easy Ways to Integrate into Your Early Childhood Program (1 hr) – recorded video

Math, there is so much more to explore than simply 1, 2, 3, 4! In this webinar you’ll discover techniques to integrate math concepts such as geometry, measurement, and even algebra, into your early childhood program.

Member Reflection Activity for Math: Easy Ways to Integrate into Your ECE Program

Non-member Reflection Activity form after viewing a training, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.


Spreadsheets Made Simple: Tracking Income and Expenses (1 hr) – recorded video

Using Google Sheets, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet to track your income and expenses. In this webinar, we will cover initial set-up, entering data, and creating simple formulas. We’ll discuss tips and tricks on how to stay organized and maximize your net income. 

Member Reflection Activity for Spreadsheets Made Simple: Tracking Income and Expenses

Non-member Reflection Activity form after viewing a training, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.