Changes to Maine’s Community of Practices

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) has been supporting the development of Communities of Practice in all regions within Maine.   The formation of the Communities of Practice group taps into existing provider groups, groups with a specific early childhood focus and/or support for forming groups to bring those in the early …

Upcoming Online Children’s Book Discussion Trainings

Through a grant from Maine Roads to Quality, the Professional Learning Committee is excited to be able to continue providing books that align with our Online Children's Book Discussion, as a benefit to our members. We all understand the importance of sharing books with children. These peer to peer discussions are about sharing our professional knowledge, …

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 …

Health and Safety Orientation Training

Here's a working link to MRTQ Registry home page. FCCAM strongly encourages all family child care providers to be on the registry. It is free to register, MRTQ maintains a record of your trainings/professional hours earned through any trainings and state conferences they sponsor, the Community of Practices they facilitate, and also specific FCCAM trainings …

12 Hours of Training…… Let’s Get to It!

Providers in Maine are very lucky to have a variety of options for earning the required 12 hours of training annually for licensing. For those participating in the state's QRIS -Quality for ME, getting the additional required training hours for each level is also very doable. Attend face-to-face full-day conferences that are offered generally in …

Cooking Matters Maine?

Have you heard about Cooking Matters Maine? First, Cooking Matters Maine offers FREE trainings in all 16 counties. Classes are for people interested in developing skills to create healthy and delicious meals on a tight budget. Perfect for family child care providers. Good Shepherd Food Bank, in collaboration with Maine SNAP-Ed, will provide all the groceries needed …