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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

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.  

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