注册就送38可微信提现These high quality programs are carefully designed to benefit the community as well as the University. They provide University of Maine at Farmington Education students opportunities to gain valuable practical experience working with children and families and to make first-hand observations in convenient on-campus settings. The programs also serve as course assignments and University-led research projects, involving students and faculty from different? academic areas.

Sweatt-Winter Early Care and Education Center

注册就送38可微信提现Housed in the heart of campus in UMF’s Ricker Addition building, the Sweatt-Winter Early Care and Education Program has provided full-time care and education to children in Franklin County and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years.

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Sweatt-Winter offers a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children ages 3-8. A preschool program for ages 3-5 and a before-and-after school program for ages 5-8 are available.

注册就送38可微信提现Sweatt-Winter has the dual purpose of providing a model child care program for area preschool and school-age children and of serving as a training site for University of Maine at Farmington Early Childhood Education students.

The Sweatt-Winter Early Care and Education Center operates 7:00 am to 5:15 pm, Monday through Friday, 50 weeks yearly.

For information and registration, contact
UMF Children’s Programs Director Julie Farmer
tel? 207-778-7480
umf.sweattwinter@maine.edu

UMF Preschool

Also located on campus in UMF’s Ricker Addition building, the UMF Preschool is a half-day, play-based, early educational experience based on developmentally appropriate practice. Curriculum is linked to the Early Learning Guidelines.

注册就送38可微信提现The program serves as a lab setting for University of Maine at Farmington Education students, where best teaching practices are taught and demonstrated by onsite UMF faculty instructors.

The UMF Preschool operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:30 am during the school year.

For information and registration, contact
UMF Children’s Programs Director Julie Farmer
tel? 207-778-7480
julie.farmer@maine.edu

UMF / RSU9 Public Pre-K Collaboration

The UMF / RSU9 Public Pre-K Collaboration operates a short walk from the campus in Farmington’s W.G Mallett School and serves 64 eligible 4-year-olds from the Mallett School Catchment area. The collaboration involves the University of Maine at Farmington, RSU9, Community Concepts-Head Start and Child Development Services.

This innovative program allows UMF Early Childhood Education students and Early Childhood Special Education students the opportunity to work as practicum students and interns in a nearby public school-based pre-kindergarten program.

注册就送38可微信提现There is no charge to parents / guardians to send a child to the RSU9 Pre-K program.

注册就送38可微信提现The UMF / RSU9 Public Pre-K Collaboration follows the public school calendar and children attend 2 full days (9:00 am to 3:00 pm) per week. The sessions run The sessions are Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday.

For information about enrolling children, contact:
UMF faculty member and public Pre-K teacher, Erika Neal
tel? 207-778-3529
erika.neal@maine.edu

For information about UMF student involvement, contact:
UMF faculty and public Pre-K teacher, Erika Neal
tel? 207-778-7480
tel? 207-778-7482
erika.neal@maine.edu

UMF Infant-Toddler Playgroups

Meeting in the specially designed classroom at the University of Maine at Farmington’s McGuire Street Center, the UMF Infant-Toddler Playgroups provide parents, caregivers, and young children (birth through age 3) an opportunity to socialize in a safe, educationally stimulating environment.

注册就送38可微信提现Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to observe and interact with their children in a different environment while developing new friendships. University of Maine at Farmington Early Childhood Education students gain valuable teaching experience as they plan and implement the playgroups with expert faculty assistance.

For information and registration, contact:
Infant-Toddler Program Coordinator Dr. Patricia Williams
tel? 207-778-7109
patricia.h.williams@maine.edu