In level II of the Early Childhood Occupations & Education program, students will explore ethics and professionalism in the field of teaching.They will focus their learning on curriculum and learning environments. Students will have the opportunity to practice their skills in an internship with highly qualified early childhood professionals in our community and surrounding school districts. Students attend internships three days per week for a minimum of two hours per day and attend class two days per week. Upon successful completion of the two year program, students are eligible to receive the Maine certification qualifying them as a Certified Early Childhood Aide (CECA).
Eligibility requirements for the CECA credential:
- 180 instructional hours
- 180 internship hours
- completion of Professional Portfolio
- completion of NOCTI Exam with 80 or higher
After completion of the two year ECE program, students are eligible to receive three college credits from York County Community College (YCCC). These credits with be used for ECE 101 through the prior learning program. To receive credit for prior learning, the incoming student must create a prior learning portfolio that documents 85% of the course objectives have been met.
This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.
This course is held at Sanford Regional Technical Center.