QUALITY INITIATIVES

Is your facility eligible for a Quality Improvement Award or Mini-Grant?

Business Relief

Coronavirus Relief Fund Reimbursement Webinar 9/14/20

Business Relief Webinar 4/30/20

4/7/20 Business Relief Webinar for Maine Child Care Programs:  CLICK HERE   

Unemployment Information for Self Employed Child Care Workers: CLICK HERE

Additional Business Relief Resources:  CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Health and Policy Resources

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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Maeverde Named Children's Mental Health Champion by AUCD - Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies - University of Maine

CCIDS Research Associate, Jennifer Maeverde, has been selected as a Children’s Mental Health Champion by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) as part of a new pilot program ... See more

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Spreadsheets Made Simple: Tracking Income and Expenses

24/7 Webinar Registration. You will need to submit a Reflection Activity to receive professional training hours for this webinar.

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Webinar: Considerations for Infants and Toddlers During Disasters

Join us September 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. to learn the unique safety needs of infants and toddlers.

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Web Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience ... See more

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Space Available: Inclusive Child Care Training

Online, September 30 through December 9, 2020 | 30 hours | $30

This 30-hour training covers a wide range of topics with the objective of ... See more

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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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Child Care Aware of America

Thank you to all the early childhood and out-of-school time practitioners!

This #LaborDay2020, thank a child care worker -- a hero who helps care for the children of other heroes (like essential workers).

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Professionals Series: Children, Trauma, and How Hand in Hand Parenting Can Help

In an uncertain world children are exposed to traumas large and small every day. From Covid-19, to racism, violence, financial stress, or being separated from friends, grandparents, or schoolmates,…

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Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services has released new information and instructions for programs regarding Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). Click the ... See more

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Sesame Street in Communities

Calling all Early Childhood Educators! Check out our interactive course, Make Believe with Math, for fun ways to incorporate math skills into every day learning. https://bit.ly/2YktGx0

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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.

Registry

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.

Publications

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

Training

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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