Posted in Professional Development

Transportation Trainings

from Licensing ~

Children’s Licensing and Investigation Services is pleased to be working with the Bureau of Highway Safety to promote and provide a state approved transportation training. 

The Bureau of Highway Safety is offering a FREE Child Care Provider Transporter Training in 2 locations: Lewiston and Gorham


This training is required of anyone in a child care facility or family child care that transports children as part of their regular duties. There is a limit of 3 staff from the same child care.

The instructor will spend time reviewing proper installation of rear facing infant and convertible seats, forward facing seats and booster seats reviewing both latch and seat belt installations. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions get clarification and practice with instructor guidance before the evaluation. All participants must demonstrate proper installation to successfully complete this training session.

Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the training. You must register to attend.

Please contact Cathy Paglio Catherine.a.paglio@maine.gov to register for training at either location.

Include the name and phone number of the participant(s)when registering.

Class size for each class is limited so register today!!

LEWISTON: Child Passenger Safety Awareness Training for Child Care Providers / Transporting Children ~ August 18 & 19, 2021 ~ Hybrid training

This Child Passenger Safety Awareness Training will be offered as a Hybrid model delivered over two evening sessions utilizing both virtual and in person learning.

Part 1: Remote Learning Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This session will be delivered remotely through ZOOM participants will need to have a computer, laptop or tablet with a camera and reliable internet service and must remain in the session for the entirety.

Part 2: In Person Practical Session Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm / at Central Maine Medical Center 12 High St Parking Garage, Lewiston Maine 04240

This session will focus on hands on installation. Participants will be required to demonstrate proficiency installing various types of car seats. Training seats will be available for this session but participants are encourage to bring their own seats if possible.

The Virtual Classroom link will be sent to attendees that have registered for this training. Please be sure to provide your email address when signing up.


GORHAM: Child Passenger Safety Awareness Training for Child Care Providers / Transporting Children ~ September 18, 2021

This half-day training will be offered at the Gorham Fire Station, located at 270 Main Street in Gorham, on Saturday, September 18,2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00pm.

Posted in Business Practice, MRTQ-PDN, Professional Development, QRIS

CCDF Health and Safety Orientation Training

*Updated 7/2021 ~~

Questions have arisen about the Health and Safety Orientation training following the email providers recently received about the upcoming Child Care Stabilization Grants.

Here are some points for providers to consider:

To meet requirements to apply for this stabilization grant opportunity all owners, directors, and staff have to complete the State approved health and safety training within 90 days of hire. This training is the free 6 hr Health & Safety Orientation training reached through MRTQ PDN On-Demand. For providers and staff that have been working longer than the 90 days of hire, we believe you will also need to have this training completed.

If you participate in the subsidy program you have had to complete this training, and also complete the annual review training.

If you have opened your program in the past few years you probably took this training as it has been part of pre-licensing requirements.

Having read through the QRIS pilot report, this training was noted as a requirement to maintain Star 2 and up. (Rising Stars for ME has not yet been formally adopted and introduced yet to providers. It is expected to be rolled out Fall 2021.)

When you go to register for this training if you cannot enroll it means you have already taken it and MRTQ has that information. If you are needing to take the annual renewal that is time/date sensitive and you cannot take it before your previous year is met.


*Note: the training title is now CCDF Health and Safety Orientation. It previous was dated and CCDF was not included. It has been the top training listed on the On-Demand site.

To access the CCDF Health and Safety Orientation Training, begin by logging into the MRTQ Registry. If you haven’t joined the Registry yet you will need to do that first. Here’s how to join.

Click the “Access” button under Online Training.

You should now find yourself here:

If the CCDF Health and Safety Orientation Training is not the first training you see scroll down through the listed trainings.

You will see a button below the training description. It will either be a green “Enroll” or a gray “Completed”. If you see the “completed” button it means at some point your took this training and it’s on your Registry record.


Here’s a working link to MRTQ Registry home page.


If you find yourself with time some day explore your training history on the Registry, check out other trainings available at MRTQ PDN and enroll for anytime access to the QIT Toolkit.