Uniform Maine State License to follow MRTQ Guidelines

Uniform Maine State License to follow MRTQ Guidelines

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Sarah chase started this petition to MRTQ and Maine State Licensing for Daycare

Currently the standards between Maine's State licensing and Maine Roads to Quality are different. The lead teacher, under state licensing is different than the requirement for Maine Roads to Quality-

MRTQ Lead Teacher: 

Level Five:
Practitioners have a BA/BS in ECE, Social Services, or a related field;
Or a BA/BS with 12 credits in ECE, Social Services, or a related field, and 3 years experience;
Or an AA/AS in ECE, Social Services, or a related field with 2 years experience;
Or a 1 year credit Certificate in ECE, Social Services, or related field and 5 years experience;
Or a CDA or Maine state approved credential* and 6 years experience.

State Licensing Lead Teacher:

Experience and training. Seven (7) years experience and one hundred and eighty (180) hours of training in healthy, safe environments, child development; observation and assessment; developmentally appropriate practice; guidance; relationships with families; individual and cultural diversity or business and professional development; childcare, early childhood education, topics related to operating a Child Care Facility; or other subjects related to the age or characteristics of children for whom care is planned

The State only requires experience and training while MRTQ requires a CDA certificate. The level of the center is determined on the level of your staff. Having a higher level center allows parents and staff a tax break and to increase their profits. We would like the state and the Maine Road to Quality standards to be the same. This would hopefully allow experience in the field to be taken into consideration. The confusion of which standards to follow would be cleared up. 

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