*UPDATE* 5/4/20: Changes to Application Process for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance


For more information about these changes: CLICK HERE   

*NEW* 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

NEW Communities of Practice (CoP) groups focused on Well-being

We know this is a challenging and confusing time for all of us.
MRTQ PDN is offering FREE weekly CoP groups focusing on health and well-being. This is a chance for us to share our thoughts and feelings about what is happening in our programs, in our relationships with children and families, and most of all to offer compassion and a listening ear.
Registrations are limited to 20 per meeting and close at 5:00 pm on the day prior to the CoP.

Well-being in The Time of Social Distancing and COVID-19 CoP
Wednesdays, June 10th and June 24th, from 1:30-2:30 pm via Zoom. REGISTER HERE

Well-being CoP for Out-of-School Time Practitioners
in partnership with the Maine Afterschool Network
Tuesday, June 16th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm and
Tuesday, June 30th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom.


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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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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