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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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Hand in Hand Parenting

Every parent wants to know how to raise a happy, healthy, capable and resilient little one while overcoming everyday parenting challenges.

The fourth annual Raising Toddlers Conference is the ... See more

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Maine Afterschool Network

Have you registered your Lights On Afterschool event yet? Do so here: http://loa.afterschoolalliance.org/accounts/signup/

#LightsOnAfterschool #afterschoolworks #maineafterschool

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Webinar | COVID-19 Risk in Child Care Workforce

Free webinar:

A survey conducted by Yale University of more than 55,000 child care professionals from May and June 2020 in the United States helps provide some answers to the safety of child care ... See more

Join our webinar for child care professional on October 16 to hear the results of Yale University's study on the child care workforce during COVID-19.

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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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National AfterSchool Association (NAA)

Register for STEAM Learning for Afterschool Programs in a Time of Change before time runs out! Find out how LEGO Education solutions have been adapted for our current environment, hear some success ... See more

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: COVID-19 and Intergenerational Shared Sites: Lessons on promoting connections between young and old during a pandemic and beyond. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining...

Join Generations United and The Eisner Foundation for a virtual briefing co-sponsored by the office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey for policymakers and advocates about the value of intergenerational ... See more

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National AfterSchool Association (NAA)

#IndigenousPeoplesDay is almost here! Download the NEW For Our Future: An Advocate’s Guide to #IndigenousPeoplesDay Toolkit at https://bit.ly/3luIlyA.

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Family Child Care Association of Maine

It's that time of year! Time to fill out the 2021 Child Care Market Rate Survey! 🎉
FCCAM is hosting a Q & A for any Child Care Provider who has questions about how to fill out the survey!
We ... See more

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Maine Resilience Building Network

Register Today MRBN Friends at https://conta.cc/2SFD8HP for Groundbreaking Science and Education on Mattering, Resilience, and Healing with Dr. Christina Bethell Nov. 12 and 13. Two Day Conference ... See more

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National AfterSchool Association (NAA)

How could afterschool programs ensure engaged learning and activities during these changing times? Join this webinar, with LEGO Education, on October 13 to learn how program solutions have been ... 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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