Children: High quality learning environments in domains of children’s learning, health and development
Families: Positive parenting skills, goal-setting, family services, and employment supports
Communities: Current (staff and parents) and future (children) workforce stability
Early Educators: Skilled teachers and providers across multiple educational settings
Both the Lab School and the Learning Hub will influence early care and education and help to create a stronger workforce to support Maine’s children.
Through higher education institution partnerships, the Educare Central Maine Lab School is a model demonstration and field placement site that provides experiential learning – bridging theory to practice – to positively impact the number of qualified early childhood professionals in the workforce. Offerings include:
- On-site adjunct faculty
- On-site credit-bearing coursework
- Individual course assignments
Our Primary Partners include Kennebec Valley Community College and Thomas College.
The Educare Central Maine Learning Hub is a model demonstration site providing increased access to high-quality, research-based professional development to build professional capacity for the early childhood workforce. Offerings include:
- Informational and Study Tours
- Professional Development Trainings
- Badging Certificate Programs