Childcare

Early Childhood Occupations Education programs focus on the provision and management of childcare services, preparing individuals to plan, design and manage childcare facilities and programs that meet children's developmental needs and interests while providing safe and healthy environments. They include instruction in child development and psychology; home- and institution-based childcare; identification of diseases, injuries and psychological trauma and applicable referrals; parent relations; personnel and business management principles; and related laws and policies.

Approved State Standards

  • NAEYC Professional Preparation, and
  • Maine Roads to Quality (Note: Maine Roads to Quality [at University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Policy] has worked with this tech group to develop guidelines for Maine career and technical education secondary students to obtain the Certified Early Childhood Assistant certificate.)

Standards & Competencies/Competency Record Forms

Approved Secondary Early Childhood Occupations Education Programs

Location
School
Augusta
Bath
Biddeford
Brunswick
Calais
Farmington
Frenchville
Houlton
Lewiston
Mexico
Norway
Portland
Presque Isle
Sanford
Skowhegan
Van Buren
Waldo
Waterville
Westbrook