Posted in DHHS / OCFS, Professional Development

iLookOut Coming Jan. ’20

iLookOut for Child Abuse is a multi-media, online learning program developed by the Center for Protection of Children at Penn State University. This program is designed to prepare early childhood professionals to be responsible mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. The interactive activities and resources included in the iLookOut training have been approved to satisfy the state mandated reporter requirements and provide up to 13 hours of professional development credit through MRTQ PDN – at no cost. 

In July 2017, the iLookOut program brought its research study program on how best to prepare child care providers to protect children from abuse to Maine. Working in collaboration with the Office of Child and Family Services, a limited number of licensed providers began using iLookOut for Child Abuse.

In January ’20, iLookOut will become available to all licensed providers. The program includes the original CORE 3 hour Mandated Reporter Training, the 1st Advanced Training (3 hours free professional development) and a 2nd Advanced Training (7 hours free professional development). Again all 3 trainings are free of charge and available online.

Providers can find out when they will be able to access the trainings by visiting  You just need to know your license #. 

After you complete the registration, you will have access to the CORE training (3 hours of free PD Credit), Advanced Training 1 (3 hours of free PD Credit) and then Advanced Training 2 (7 hours of free PD Credit). The trainings are interactive, gamified and allow participants to choose how quickly they would like to complete them by unlocking weekly content.

By participating in the iLookOut Core Mandated Reporter Training, you will:
 Meet Maine’s mandated reporting training requirement
 Obtain 3 hours of free professional development
 Gain a deeper understanding of how to support the families you work with & protect children from abuse

To access this free, online Maine-State approved
program please go to and use your license # to register. If you were part of the pilot and wish to take the advanced trainings available just log-in to your iLookOut account.

Not only will you meet licensing requirements and earn training hours, but by participating in this project, you will be contributing to research that it is hoped will establish a national standard for protecting children.
You can learn more by contacting, calling 717-531-4552 or visiting the iLookOut Facebook page.


FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We understand the critical role of child care providers in the lives of children and families. Through collaboration with other organizations we work to increase awareness of our profession and the value of a strong child care system to Maine's diverse communities.