Children’s Book Discussions – Archived and “Live”

Children’s Book Discussions are FREE for anyone to access! ~ Helping to expand learning for children beyond just sharing the written word.

* The certificate for professional hours earned for a Children’s Book Discussion will be for at least 1 hr. (Time is listed within the training description.)

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Certificates for professional hours awarded for Children’s Book Discussions are FREE for members of FCCAM and MaineAEYC.
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


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.

*Reminder: Certificates are only issued after receipt of the Reflection Activity.

The Children’s Book Discussion trainings align with books FCCAM members have received as part of membership over the years.

Children’s Book Club Recorded Trainings

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae – recorded ~ 1 hr certificate

Invisible String by Patrice Karst – recorded ~ 1 hr certificate

Monster at the End of This Book ( Sesame Street) – recorded ~ 1 hr certificate

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner -written ~ 1.5 hrs. certificate (This training is hosted on the presenter’s website. Training hours are from FCCAM which is sponsoring the training.)

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman – recorded ~ 1 hr certificate

Bear Snores On series by Karma Wilson – written ~ 2 hrs. certificate (This training is hosted on the presenter’s website. Training hours are from FCCAM which is sponsoring the training.)

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (coming soon)

FCCAM/MaineAEYC member Reflection Activity form – Complete for each Children’s Book Discussion training you view that you would like to receive a FREE certificate of professional hours for.

For those who are not members of FCCAM or MaineAEYC, please complete this Non-member Reflection Activity form, pay the invoice you will receive and your certificate will be emailed to you.

The Professional Learning Committee maintains FCCAM’s Pinterest boards to support providers efforts to expand a child’s learning. Check out our “FCCAM Book Discussions“.

“Live” Children’s Book Club

When possible we will also be holding “Live” Club discussions. The “live” clubs provide a chance to come together to more broadly discuss and share knowledge on activities that support the expanded learning of children beyond the written word. The “Live” Club discussions provide a certificate of training (without submission of a reflection activity). Participation will be capped at 20.

All content provided in trainings developed by FCCAM or for the expressed purpose of the Family Child Care Association presenting as part of its offered trainings is considered to be under Copyright and is not to be shared outside the specific training.

Confidentiality, especially around the safety of children, is a concern that is always important to be addressing. Providing trainings that shares knowledge around best practices with children requires images of children to facilitate informed discussions. FCCAM asks those attending our trainings to be respectful of confidentiality both during “live” trainings and in future viewing of archived webinars. Individual presenters have secured “permission to use likenesses” for any images of children from their programs that will be shared within their educational presentation. This aligns with the current State of Maine Family Child Care Provider Licensing Rule requirement on distribution of images.

If you are not familiar with Zoom meetings, we are happy to assist you. Zoom is usable on computers, tablets, smartphones and by landline. You can find some simple tutorials on FCCAM’s website in the Tech Tool Help section. You can also email us at: and we can arrange a trial run, or just answer additional questions.