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Still Need to Join MRTQ-Professional Development Network’s Registry?

In “Section 8: Training”, of the 12/30/2020 proposed Family Child Care Licensing Rule there is a new requirement :

“B. Ongoing Training. 3. All Providers and Staff Members must register with Maine’s Professional Development Network.

Many providers already meet this new requirement, as they are already part of the Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network Registry.

For those who have not joined the Registry here’s the link to get you started. The MRTQ Registry is FREE.

Look for….

…. and click the “Join” button.

Complete the information asked for and click “CREATE” for your Registry account. Opening your Registry account is that easy.

Once you have created your account you will be able to add information about your educational background and trainings. You can come back at any time to add or update your information. If you can set aside even 15 minutes you can get a good amount of your information in place. Listing elective training is optional and that is where most time will be needed if you want to post any you have taken in the past 5 years. Please know you do not need to list past trainings.

Let’s look at what some of the informational input pages (found in the top menu – highlighted blue) look like…….

Notice, if you attend any of the Community of Practices (CoP) that MRTQ facilitate those hours are automatically added to your elective hours record.

Licensing accepts this record from MRTQ for tracking your annual training hours required to maintain your license.


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.