Maine's Communities of Practice

Maine providers have the opportunity to connect with their peers through Monthly Communities of Practice (CoP) facilitated by Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ PDN). The communities are offered as both face-to-face and online. If there isn’t a community that meets your needs, please reach out to FCCAM’s Professional Learning Committee at: or contact MRTQ.

What is a Community of Practice?

A community of practice (CoP) is a network of people who share a common interest in a specific area of knowledge or competence and are willing to work and learn together over a period of time to develop and share that knowledge. The content of the discussion is driven by the participants, with support from a facilitator.

All Communities of Practices are FREE and provide professional development hours accepted by Maine licensing.

Maine’s Online / Statewide Communities of Practice

Statewide Family Child Care CoP facilitated by Maine roads to Quality . This monthly online CoP is just for family child care providers and their staff. This online CoP meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6pm – 8pm. To attend you do need to REGISTER each month.

MRTQ First Steps to Family Child Care Community of Practice (CoP). This monthly online CoP is structured to discuss the Early Care and Education System in Maine, discussing different steps of the licensing process and answering individual questions. It is all about supporting those considering and/or beginning the process of becoming a licensed family child care provider. There will also be a currently licensed provider on the call to provide answers from their experiences. This CoP usually meets the 3rd Monday of each month ~ 6 to 8 pm. REGISTER HERE!

Check this listing to Find a Community of Practice specific to your geographic area or program type.