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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Quality Initiative Funds Are Now Available!

MRTQ PDN is excited to announce this new funding opportunity, brought to you in partnership with Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, Office ... 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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Children & Nature Network

Please join the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative for an online Q&A session to discuss how to use outdoor spaces on school grounds as an asset to control viral transmission and vastly ... See more

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The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Educators and administrators can use these questions and considerations, based on NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items, to think through options, opportunities, and ... See more

3 weeks ago
Sesame Street in Communities

Calling all family child care providers! Sesame Street in Communities and The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) have launched a new course designed just for you. Visit our ... See more

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What Is Black Breastfeeding Week—And Why Is It More Important Than Ever?

"New moms face tons of challenges, from navigating life as a first-time parent, to screaming babies, to wondering if they’re doing it all right. It can feel really overwhelming to anyone. But for ... See more

Being a new mom can feel really overwhelming to anyone. But for women of color, there’s a whole other level of stress that stems from systemic racism in our society—and more specifically, in our ... See more

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Sesame Street in Communities

Family child care providers are crucial members of communities and we continue to celebrate and support them by providing free professional development opportunities with our friends at The National ... 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

1 month ago

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Apply Now!
A comprehensive scholarship program for Maine's Early Childhood Educators:

MaineAEYC is excited to partner with The Office of Child and Family Services to ... 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.


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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