Special Events and Training Series

Apply Now for Strengthening Businesses Practices

Wednesdays, October 5 – Dec. 14, 2022 / 6-8pm / Zoom

Strengthening Business Practices provides information to strengthen practitioners’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations through a combination of facilitated training and technical assistance.  Participants have increased their knowledge about building a budget, managing their program’s finances, and using data to inform their marketing efforts. This training is recommended for those starting a child care and those who want to strengthen their business practices.

This opportunity is designed for practitioners who have at least some responsibility for the business operations of a family child care, center-based, or out-of-school time program. Delivery of the training, technical assistance, and mini-grants is contingent upon MRTQ PDN funding.

Learn More and Apply

Maine’s 2022 ECE Conference / Oct. 28th & 29th / Bangor

If you’ve registered for the 2022 Statewide ECE Conference: Birth through Eight Across the State, you might be wondering what happens next? In the next few weeks, you’ll get access to the conference program which will include information on….

  • Restaurants and accommodations in Bangor
  • Keynote Speaker information
  • Conference announcements and updates
  • Conference schedule
  • Presenter list
  • Full session list
  • AND access to build your conference schedule, make sure you sign up for the workshops you want to see! 

Next week, you will get an email from GuideBook with an invitation to access the conference program. In the meantime, you can download the app, Guidebook to your phone so you’re ready to access all conference information. 

Visit the Conference Website for more information or email us at conference@maineaeyc.org

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  or call 1 (800) 264-9224

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