RISING STARS FOR ME
Resources and guidance for the new rating system, Rising Stars for ME.
Mandated Reporters are a critical part of Maine’s Child protection system and act as an early warning network to identify suspected child abuse and neglect promptly enough to avoid serious and long term damage to a child. Professionals who frequently encounter children in their work are in the best position to recognize and report suspected child abuse and neglect and are required by law to do so.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization of 2014 requires that as of September 1, 2017, all practitioners caring for children and youth receiving CCDF subsidy will have completed a basic health and safety training covering ten specific health and safety-related topics.
Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN), in partnership with the Maine Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), is pleased to announce the release of the Infant and Toddler Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (Infant Toddler MELDS).
Accreditation is a voluntary undertaking designed to improve and validate the quality of early care and education and out-of-school time programs. Accreditation is one pathway to achieve recognition for the high-quality practices in early childhood and youth settings.
Our Mission: Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) supports early childhood and out-of-school-time professionals in developing the expertise necessary to provide high-quality, inclusive, and culturally responsive care to Maine’s children.
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.
The Maine Center for Disease Control is responding to the COVID‑19 pandemic, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.
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 out-of-school time
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.