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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education


Getting Your Affairs in Order-Estate Planning (Evening Online)


with Elizabeth Young

Calendar Apr 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

You accumulate assets over time and may forget to look at the big picture.  For example, you start a small retirement account at your first job and name a beneficiary at that time; you buy a piece of land while you’re still single; you inherit money and deposit it to your checking account.  When you die, each of those assets will follow different distribution paths. 

“Estate Planning” is about getting documents prepared to plan for your future AND about making sure you’ve got your i’s dotted and your t’s crossed.  You don’t have to be rich or old to go through this process.

Join Rebecca Sargent and Elizabeth Young, with Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC, to learn about the documents and considerations.  There’s the financial power of attorney (i.e., who's going to pay your bills when you no longer can); medical power of attorney (i.e., who will make medical decisions if you’re incapacitated); and your Will (i.e., what happens to your assets when you die). 

This workshop is for people who want to learn the basics about estate planning.  If you have put off thinking about these issues because you don't know where to start or what questions to ask, this workshop is for you!  This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Makeup class, if needed, 05/15/23.


Will run

Early Childhood Education Micro-credential Certificate Program


Passionate about supporting young children and eager to make a difference?  

If you’d like to confidently start a job with a local early childhood program (i.e., Downeast Community Partners, DEFYMCA, Ellsworth Elementary School and others), contact Ellsworth Adult Education today to learn more about the University of Maine System Early Childhood Education Microcredential 

Ellsworth Adult Education has been working with area early childhood employers and the University of Maine System this summer and fall to develop a competency-based microcredential certificate program using industry recognized standards.  

As this is a standards-based program, you demonstrate skills and knowledge in a variety of ways, including past learning.  

Badge 1 Communications for the Early Childhood Professional, Work Readiness for the Early Childhood Professional, Pediatric First Aid & CPR, Mandated Reporting and additional to prepare for Badge 2.  Most of Badge 1 is achieved in-person in classes scheduled at Ellsworth Adult & Community Education. 

Badge 2 You’ll earn certificate options documenting  your knowledge and skills to work as part of a team to provide professional, safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate programs in partnership with families.  All of these certificates are available self-paced online.  

Badge 3 offers hands-on experience demonstrating that you can apply the knowledge and skills in a local facility.  These sessions are set up upon completion of Badge 2.  

Get Ready to ZOOM!


with Vanessa Richards

If you need ZOOM support, we can assist you with resources (guides and videos), and in-person or online practice sessions.  You will need a device with a camera and microphone (internal or external) and ZOOM downloaded on your device.

This session prepares you - please reach out to us! - and is offered by appointment, live online using ZOOM, or in-person; ongoing enrollment.

If you're interested in learning more about this workshop, register here and we'll call you to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with one of our advisors. 

Vanessa loves working with adult learners. She is really easy to be around and makes people extremely comfortable; she even makes learning math and computers fun! She is committed to helping adults discover their strengths, build their confidence, and realize they can accomplish their goals. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors. Vanessa teaches math, science, technology, and provides college and career advising.

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