Integrate the Early Childhood Professional Development Systems in Maine


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To integrate the early childhood professional development systems in Maine – birth through age 8. Professional Development as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) combines Education, Training and Technical Assistance.

Starting in January 2014 The Professional Development Accountability Team resumed meeting. We charged ourselves with the immediate task to determine a way to locate and map existing supports for education, training and technical assistance in Maine (birth -age 8).


The team has decided to develop a survey to gather information and has agreed upon survey questions. A list has compiled of agencies and organization to send the survey to.  The date of mid May 2014 has been targeted for the survey launch. Based upon the data sets we collect, a mapping of services will be generated and the data will be analyzed to inform the next steps for the team.


The NEXT meeting of the PDAT subcommittee is June 16, 2014 from 9:00-12:00; others will be scheduled.


Co-chairs are Sonja Howard, Maine Roads to Quality and Sue Reed, Maine DOE, Pre-K Program

Members of the PDAT subcommittee represent:
Child Development Services (CDS)
Maine DHHS Centers for Disease Control
Head Start Collaboration office
Child Care Centers
Head Start Directors
Maine Roads to Quality
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)
Head Start Training and Technical Assistance office
Maine DOE/Public Pre-K
Maine DHHS Office of Family and Children’s Services (OFCS)

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