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Early Childhood Education

Child Care - AM

Early Childhood Education - PM

National Association of Education of Young Children


Marsha Demers

First Aid & CPR Certified

873-0102, ext. 222

General Overview

Students will learn to provide safe and appropriate care to children under the age of five.  Students operate an on-site playgroup and preschool program.  Through coursework ad assisting in a licensed and accredited preschool program, students will learn skills and knowledge for teacher aid and assistant positions in early education programs and for continued education in the education or health/human service fields.


The Developing Child

Readability Score: 12.58  Lexile Score:  900

Working with Young Children

Readability Score: 9th grade

Rules for the Licensing of Nursery Schools

Readability Score: 11th & 12th grade

Student Expectations

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Student must be emotionally stable and mature.

  • Student must be able to read and comply with Rules for the Licensing of Nursery Schools.

  • Student must be able to exercise good judgement while working with children.

  • Student must be a positive language model for children; communicating clearly, using proper English, and avoiding offensive, aggressive, or demeaning language.

  • Student must be able to read and follow written and oral directions without direct supervision.

  • Student must be free of any involvement in sexual or violent crimes or activity involving substance abuse.

Student Certification Available

Emergency First Aid & CPR, Certified Early Childhood Assistant

Dual Enrollment Credit Available

Northern Maine Community College:  three credits ECE 101 - Healthy Learning Environment, three credits ECE 191 - Field Experience

Integrated Credit Available

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