*NEW* QUALITY INITIATIVE

$$ for Joining the Registry, and other opportunities!

COVID-19 Vaccination and Your Registry Certificate

Information for accessing your Registry certificate for vaccination requirement

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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Family Child Care Association of Maine

The DHHS Office of MaineCare Services is trying to reach as many parents as possible to make them aware of Maine’s Cub Care Program. They are reaching out to child care providers asking us to pass ... See more

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12 Children's Books to Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage

Here are 12 books for preschool and elementary-age children that offer positive, diverse representations of Asian American Pacific Islander history and culture that can help our families deepen their ... See more

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FREE Online Training for Pre-K Educators: WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning

WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. We create opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors.

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Maine Association for the Education of Young Children

See a video of Governor Janet Mills offering a warm THANK YOU to YOU - Maine's early childhood professionals! Thank you to Governor Mills for recognizing this important work!

A warm Thank You from Governor Janet Mills to all early educators and Maine child care programs in honor of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 50th Anniversary of ... See more

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Food Program News: Latest Waivers from USDA Provide More Support for Family Child Care Programs

Throughout the pandemic, USDA has been issuing flexibilities for operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through what they call COVID-19 Nationwide Waivers. These flexibilities are ... See more

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Maine's Transitioning into Public School Website and Survey

We know that transitions for young students and their families are very important, often exciting, and, at times, overwhelming. ... See more

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FREE Online Training for Pre-K Educators: WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning

WinterKids helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. We create opportunities for children to be active, vibrant and healthy in the outdoors.

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Maine Afterschool Network

An estimated 850,000 professionals work with children and youth during out-of-school hours providing enriching experiences. We thank all the afterschool professionals at our program during ... See more

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Sesame Street in Communities

Save the date! You’re invited to join us and West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning for “Creating a Circle of Support for Children and Families through Social Emotional Learning”: a ... See more

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mrtq.org

Are You a New MRTQ Registry Member? Learn How You Could Earn a $100 Quality Improvement Award!

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine ... 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.

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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