Special Events and Training Series


Supportive Educational Workshops, Special Events, and Activities are offered FREE to parents/grandparents/caregivers/educators of children with emotional or behavioral health concerns! During the Coronavirus Pandemic, all workshops/events are available only as a webinar by GoToMeeting™ with pre-registration.  Look for our Special Events listed in Red print!  Any changes or cancellations are also posted on the GEAR Parent Network Facebook page.

 Visit www.gearparentnetwork.org to register or call 1 (800) 264-9224


Maine’s 2021 ECE Conference Event Page

Over 50 Breakout Sessions to chose from! Each day there will be one keynote and over 25 live workshops presented during 3 breakout session time slots. Most presentations will be recorded and you’ll have access for months after the conference.

Virtual Conference Schedule ~

  • Friday, October 22nd
  • 8:45am – Welcome to Maine’s 2021 conference, CONNECTING ECE: Birth through Eight, Across the State
  • 9:15-10:15am – Keynote: Walter Gilliam
  • 10:30-11:45am – Breakout Session 1
  • 11:45am-1:00pm – Exhibitors & Networking
  • 1:00-2:15pm – Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30-3:45pm – Breakout Session 3
  • Saturday, October 23rd
  • 8:45-10:15am – Keynote: Lisa Murphy*
    • *Join two more Lisa Murphy workshops,10:30-12:00 and 1:00-2:30
  • 10:30-11:45am – Breakout Session 1
  • 11:45am-1:00pm – Exhibitors & Networking
  • 1:00-2:15pm – Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30-3:45pm – Breakout Session 3

iLookOut for Child Abuse Training ~ approved mandated reporter training for Maine providers

iLookOutfor Child Abuse (iLookOut) program would like to invite you, your staff, & volunteers to complete the iLookOut online learning program.  iLookOut is an online learning program that provides up to 13 hours of professional development credit.  iLookOut is also a research study designed to help learn how to best train child care providers to protect children.
You will need an iLookOut account:

  1. Visit www.ilookoutmaine.org
  2. Select Register
  3. Enter your child care program’s license number

If you have any questions, please contact the iLookOut team by phone at 717-531-4552 or by email at ilookout@pennstatehealth.psu.edu


Sesame Street in Communities


Virtual Lab School