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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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Maine Association for the Education of Young Children

Thank you Governor Janet Mills!

Today is Kick Off Saturday and the Official Start of Week of the Young Child!

Today we celebrate with a letter from Governor Janet Mills highlighting the importance early childhood education and ... See more

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

The celebration kicks off today!

The 50th Anniversary of Week of the Young Child® is here! Today is Kick Off Saturday, where we encourage you to post a video, blog or photo (or you can simply comment below) to share why you ... See more

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Week of the Young Child starts tomorrow! Check out all the resources and ideas for celebration shared by our friends at Maine Association for the Education of Young Children and Family Child Care ... See more

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Maine Association for the Education of Young Children

The Office of Child and Family Services released a memo on April 6th providing information to child care providers for the second round of child care stabilization grants. Providers who received the ... See more

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Here & Now: How Technology Supports Safe and Successful Afterschool Programs for Families and Staff

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 11:00 - 11:30 AM ET (10 AM CT, 9 AM MT, 8 AM PT)Sponsored by: Over the past year so much has changed for you, your program...

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ILookOut Program

Are you a child care provider in Maine? Do you need free professional development credit?

The iLookOut Learning Program offers child care providers in Maine an opportunity to earn up to 13 hours of ... See more

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National AfterSchool Association (NAA)

Looking for valuable lessons focused on SEL? RAND Corporation shares their research on how you can start implementing high-quality SEL programs today! Commissioned by The Wallace ... See more

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Maine Association for the Education of Young Children

Call for proposals!

This fall we are coming back together for Maine’s 2nd Statewide Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference.

This event will explore a wide range of topics for professionals ... 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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