Come Learn About Accreditation

If you have interest in learning more about the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation process and the resources here in Maine to support those quality improvement efforts, there is one remaining informational meeting for family child care providers happening on February 25th. Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network, (MRTQ PDN) District …

Equity Leaders Action Network Fellowship (ELAN) Second Cohort to Start Soon!

"The BUILD Initiative is excited to announce the second cohort of Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) Fellowship. The Fellowship supports state, county, tribal, and territorial leaders to work within early childhood systems to advance policies, practices, programs, and initiatives that intentionally redress racial marginalization and create racial equity. Applicants should be interested in taking action …

Have You Considered Accreditation for Your Program?

If you have considered going through the NAFCC Accreditation process for your program now is the time to get information on the process and support available to you. The PLC is passing along this message from Tammy Dwyer, MRTQ-PDN District Coordinator: Hello,My name is Tammy Dwyer and I am a Maine Roads to Quality Professional …

What is this new curriculum SEL4ME?

The Maine Department of Education has released a new PreK-12th grade Social Emotional Learning curriculum: SEL4ME. This offering is free, comprehensive, CASEL aligned and trauma informed. This is Maine’s first, state owned and free, PreK-12th grade Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum. SEL4ME is structured to be used as a Primary Prevention and Trauma Informed practice.  Professionals with 50+ years …

Quality Initiatives Awards

Sharing from Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network ~ Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services (DHHS OCFS) to offer Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) and Quality Improvement Mini-Grants (QIMG) to early childhood and out-of-school time …

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Coming Soon!

From MaineAEYC: MaineAEYC is excited to partner with The Office of Child and Family Services to introduce the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® collaborates with early childhood educators, higher education institutes, child care centers, and family child care providers to offer scholarship programs and support systems that improve the knowledge and compensation of early childhood educators. …