What Is the Maine Director Credential?

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network, in partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child and Family Services, has developed the Maine Director Credential with the understanding that a director’s ability to work effectively with teaching staff and families and to support programmatic quality are linked to education, experience, and skills related to professionalism. This credential is also designed to support the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Alternative Pathway for Program Administrators pursuing national accreditation.

Director Credential

Director Credential Brochure

Each Maine Credential requires the following components:

  • Documentation of specific training and/or education requirements.
  • Submission of evidence documenting understanding and mastery of the competencies defined in each Maine Credential.
  • Feedback or other documentation regarding the practitioner’s engagement with families.
  • An on-site visit consisting of an observation and/or interview.

MRTQ PDN convenes Review Teams quarterly – in January, April, July, and October – to review Maine Credential applications. For detailed information about the Maine Credentials, please click on a specific Credential above.

Credential Cohorts

MRTQ PDN offers support to practitioners who have completed the requirements to apply for a Maine Credential.  Find out about the Credential Cohorts here:

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