Professional Learning & Resources

Recorded Professional Learning

Below and to the right-hand side are recent professional development opportunites that have been recorded and made available for on-demand viewing as well as resources to support high-quality programming. 

Working with Community Partners to Provide State-Funded Pre-K

This 3-part series will look at the benefits, barriers and how-tos of developing a formal public Pre-K partnership.

Session 1 of 3: An Overview of High-Quality School and Community Partnerships

Session 2 of 3: Panelist Contributions

Session 3 of 3: Where to Begin

Unpacking the Pre-K Guidebook

This 7-part series will look at each section of the newly released Guide to High-Quality Publicly-Funded Preschool.

Session 1 of 7: Standards & Program Structure

Session 2 of 7: Student Support

Session 3 of 7: Collaborations and Partnerships

Session 4 of 7: Pre K Budgets

Session 5 of 7: Family Engagement

Session 6 of 7: Transitions into Pre-K and Kindergarten

Session 7 of 7: Technical Assitcance (TA)


Head Start Resources 

Office of Head Start  

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

Child Care Licensing

Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network

New England Head Start Association

Maine’s Child Development Services

Maine Child Care Subsidy Program

Women, Infants, and Children 

Quality for ME

State Entity Resources 

Maine Children’s Growth Council

Maine Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC) 

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies

Maine Roads to Quality 

Child Development Services (CDS) 

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Maine Home Visiting Programs


Maine Parent Federation

Maine SPARK 

Educate ME 

National Entity Resources

Alliance for Early Success

American Academy of Pediatrics

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Division of Exceptional Children (DEC) 

Education Commission of the States: PreK-3

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Harvard Graduate School of Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association for Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 

National Governors Association 

National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) 

National Prekindergarten Center

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child Zero to Three 

General Resources

Promoting Equity for Young Multilingual Children and Their Families

Dispatch: Maine’s Public Preschool Programs and Section 504 of the ADA (DOC)  The Power of a Good Idea: How the San Francisco School District is Building a PreK-3rd Grade Bridge (PDF)

Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK-3rd Grade Approaches (PDF) 

Social and Emotional Learning:

A Policy Vision for the Future (PDF) 

The Primary Years Agenda: Strategies to Guide District Action (PDF)


Contact Us

Nicole Madore
Early Childhood Specialist
Maine Department of Education
Phone: 207-446-3967