Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN)

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) offers both face-to-face and online options for professional development in the early childhood. Whether completing Core Knowledge Training, taking a course for continuing education, or completing one of Maine’s professional credentials, MRTQ is available to support an individual’s professional development goals.

MRTQ PDN is more than just training. They maintain Maine’s early childhood education/child care professional registry, which all providers and staff are now required to join. MRTQ PDN has a lending library of books and videos to support professional development and offers free on-site consultation and technical assistance to providers.

MRTQ PDN also facilitates Community of Practice options across the state for both developing a network and earning professional hours accepted by licensing. Click here for the updated list. If new to family child care Register Here to try the online First Steps to Family Child Care Community of Practice. The monthly meeting is usually on the 4th Monday from 6-8pm. 

Stay tuned to the MRTQ PDN Facebook page and weekly e-newsletter, SHORTcuts, for new training opportunities.

Check out the MRTQ PDN online training calendar.

You are encouraged to add your name to the waiting list, as we actively communicate to
individuals on the waiting lists with new training opportunities for enrollment. You can view our waiting list policy for the waiting lists.

Click this link for our Training Registration Policy.

Free On-Demand Training
Through the MRTQ Registry, individuals can complete FREE on-demand training – any time, in any place. Start by visiting the MRTQ Registry and logging in. You’ll see “Online Training” at the bottom of the screen – click on “Access” to view the list of
on-demand trainings:
 Health and Safety Orientation (6 hours)
 Annual Renewal for CCDF Health and Safety (2 hours)
 Substance Use Disorders: Informed Practice for Early Childhood Educators (2 hours)
 Caring for Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness (1 hour)
These will be added to your MRTQ Registry Professional Development Profile once they are complete.

MRTQ Core Knowledge online trainings are facilitated by a trainer and have modules that need to be completed in a required time frame. Please review the Participant Expectations before enrolling.

Please review the Technology Needs Policy before enrolling in any online MRTQ Core Knowledge Training.