In partnership with the Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College, aspiring early childhood educators receive 180 training hours, in-classroom experience and work-ready skills training. Participants ‘earn while they learn’ through this unique partnership.
Take the first steps to becoming a qualified early childhood educator with a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Participants who complete this certification program may have six credits applied towards an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education at Central Maine Community College.
Contact for CMCC CDA program:
Aimee M. Edmunds
Earn and Learn
Be paid while you learn, including a sign-on bonus
Benefits include health insurance, tuition assistance and vacation time
Opportunities for career advancement
120 hours of online instruction
60 hours of work-ready instruction*
*Includes one in-person session of Central Maine Community College in Auburn.
Androscoggin County – Promise Early Education Center
Kennebec County – Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation
Choose A Focus
Center-based infant and toddler care for ages birth – 36 months or
Center-based preschool for ages 3 – 5 years
Family-based child care for ages – 5 years
18 years of age
High School diploma, GED, or HiSet
U.S. Citizenship and/or authorization to work in the U.S.
Criminal background check and current vaccination records will be required by employers