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Early Childhood Education

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CTE Child Care – AM

CTE Early Childhood Education - PM


Marsha Demers

873-0102, ext. 222


General Overview:

Through course work and 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, 2010

Readability Score: 12.58 Lexile Score: 900

PM: Working with Young Children 2002

Readability Score: 9th grade

AM & PM: Rules for the Licensing of Nursery Schools

Readability Score: 11th & 12th grade

Student Expectations

  • Student 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 (see attached)

  • Student must be able to exercise good judgment 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, two credits ECE 191 – Field Experience

Integrated Credit Available

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