Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) works with stakeholders across Maine to promote and support professionalism in the early care and education field. MRTQ PDN consists of a partnership between the Cutler Institute of Health and Social Policy at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, and the Department of Psychology at the University of Maine.
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.
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We have created a statewide system to offer on-site support to early childhood and school age 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.
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.