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COVID-19 Health and Policy Resources

COVID Training for the Child Care Workforce:  CLICK HERE

Child Care Aware of America:  CLICK HERE

The Maine Department of Education:  CLICK HERE

Office of Child and Family Services COVID-19 Response: CLICK HERE

CDC Health Considerations and Child Care Decision Tool: CLICK HERE

COVID-19 and Disability Resources: CLICK HERE

NAEYC Coping with COVID-19 Resources: CLICK HERE

Find an updated list of FREE virtual CoPs happening around the state (including many NEW offerings) HERE.


Training Requests?

We are hearing from you that the need for training is continuing during this time. For more information about the potential options for you and your program, CLICK HERE

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The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

As NAEYC continues our work to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) through the "Our Votes. Their Futures." campaign, we want to make sure early childhood educators are also engaging young children in ... See more

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Maine Association for the Education of Young Children

Have you been considering a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education? Are you interested in learning more about The University of Maine Farmington's program?

Join TONIGHT, October 28th at 7PM ... See more

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The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

Unase para conectarse con educatoras del cuidado infantil de todo el país para una conversación sobre ayuda federal y las elecciones. Inscríbase para la sesión en español el 28 de Octubre aquí: ... See more

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Family Child Care, Federal Relief and the Election: Join us to learn from your peers. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join us on October 27 at 8:30 PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific to connect with family child care educators from across the country. This is an event just for you, with you, and because of you. You’re ... See more

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Thinking about applying for the Maine Economic Recovery Grant, which will provide funding to businesses affected by COVID-19? Applications are due on October 29th and the Department of Economic ... See more

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Teaching Tolerance

It's International Pronouns Day. Teaching Tolerance provides some key first steps to modeling inclusive pronoun use for children, families, and staff.

Today is International Pronouns Day. Educators can play a critical role in modeling inclusive pronoun use and affirming trans* and nonbinary students. Here are some key first steps.

Find this and ... See more

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Using Books to Engage Young Children in Talk about Race & Justice. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

If we are serious about raising inclusive, empathetic children who are able to think critically and compassionately about race and racial justice, the conversations have to start early. Our guests ... See more

4 months ago
ILookOut Program

If you participate in the iLookOut Advanced Learning Program, you have new activities available! If you would like to see your new activities, click here (www.ilookoutmaine.org)! Or open your ... See more

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Lights On Afterschool

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The ... See more

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Our Mission: Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) works to promote and support professionalism in the field of early childhood education and to improve quality through the provision of a statewide system of professional development. 

MRTQ PDN consists of a partnership between the Cutler Institute  at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, and the Maine Afterschool Network.


Our Registry is the core of Maine’s professional recognition system. The Registry uses members’ work, education, Early Childhood credentials, and training histories to assign a level on the appropriate career lattice. After joining the Registry, members have a convenient way of tracking ongoing training and educational accomplishments.

Registry Login

Already a Maine Roads to Quality Registry Member?  Log in here to access your information!

Technical Assistance

We have created a statewide system to offer on-site support to early childhood and out-of-school time programs working to improve program quality. Trained technical assistance consultants are available in all regions of the state and can work with programs on a variety of issues.


Pathways is the quarterly newsletter for Maine Roads to Quality that includes information on upcoming training opportunities, helpful resources, and other program updates.


We offer multiple opportunities for professional development in the early childhood field. Whether a practitioner wants to complete Core Knowledge Training, take a course for continuing education, or complete one of Maine’s professional credentials, MRTQ PDN is available to support an individual’s professional development goals.

Training Calendar

Course offerings and descriptions are kept up-to-date in our online training calendar.

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