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.

Substance Misuse

Handouts with important information for working with families for whom substance misuse may be an issue. Topics include language around misuse, data concerning opioid misuse in Maine, and the disease of addiction.

Inclusive Environments in Public Pre-K

Inclusive Environments in Public Pre-K is a professional development resource that provides an overview of the key indicators of high-quality inclusive pre-k classroom environments. The presentation, which is self-paced with unlimited access,  can be completed in two to three hours. 

NEW LOOK! The Registry Updated

Our MRTQ Registry has a new look!  In addition to the new layout, there are some changes you should be aware of regarding your use of the new Registry.

Social and Emotional Learning

MRTQ PDN offers a variety of evidence-based professional development opportunities for individuals and programs that address SEL and challenging behavior.

Required Health and Safety Training

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization of 2014 requires that as of September 1, 2017, all practitioners caring for children and youth receiving CCDF subsidy will have completed a basic health and safety training covering ten specific health and safety-related topics.

On Demand Training

We now offer a couple of on demand training opportunities. You can enroll by clicking the button below. Once enrolled, you will be redirected to moodle to sign in. Please note that your moodle username is not your email, but is generated for you by the system if you do not have one.


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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