Early Childhood Education
UMF Early Childhood Education students receive a strong foundation in early childhood research. This prepares them for success in advanced degree programs.
The UMF Early Childhood Education program collaborates with the local public school district to provide an innovative public preschool program for 4-year-olds.
Field experiences are essential in the preparation of Early Childhood educators, and they are a part of every year of UMF's program.
Students in our Early Childhood Education program may design a minor or specialization in a related field.
In the first year, students visit early childhood settings and learn how to observe children and learn how to assess their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
The UMF Early Childhood Education program is based on the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is NCATE accredited.
Students interested in earning the Maine teacher endorsements for grades K-3 and Birth-5 will find coursework at UMF to complete these certifications.
Opportunities to participate in faculty research and professional conferences are available.
The resources for Early Childhood Education students at Farmington include the Kalikow Curriculum Materials Center in the new Education Center, and the on-campus children's programs including full-day childcare, half-day pre-school, public Pre-K, and infant-toddler playgroups.
Farmington faculty work alongside students as they work with the young children. Faculty here are both role models and mentors.
For additional information about Early Childhood Education at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050