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This course will provide students with an introductory-level knowledge base of the field of Early Childhood Education. Students will complete a variety of activities and assignments as well as participate in field-work designed to prepare them for careers in early childhood education occupations. Students will demonstrates industry competencies by adhering to guidelines outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Maine Roads to Quality (MRTQ).
Students enrolled in this course will be eligible to receive a Certified Early Childhood Assistant (CECA) certification. This requires a CPR/First Aid Certification, passing the NOCTI Test, completing 180 hours of field work in as well as 180 hours in the classroom, and completing a portfolio.