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Important Information from the MRTQ PDN Training Coordinator Regarding IT MELDS & MELDS Waivers

Dec 6, 2023 | Rising Stars

Infant Toddler Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (IT MELDS) and Maine Early Learning and Development Standards (MELDS) trainings are required at Star 3 in Standard 1: Learning Environment and Developmentally Appropriate Practice with Rising Stars for ME. Which training(s) the Program Director/Owner and/or staff are required to complete depends on the ages of children served by your program. If your program is pursuing a rating of Star 3 or above and you need to take this training, but believe you have the coursework, experience, and training necessary to qualify for a waiver, please fill out this application. The more information you include, the easier it is for Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network to see if you qualify for a waiver. For any questions, please contact mrtq.registry@maine.edu.


Application for Waiver

Do I need to Take the MELDS or IT MELDS?

I have not completed the MELDS or IT MELDS, but I have a college degree and ten years of experience. Can I get a waiver for this training requirement?