Maine law enforcement leaders visit early learning programs with lawmakers
Recently Maine Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members joined their state policymakers for a hands on look at early learning programs.
Washington County Sheriff Barry Curtis and State Senator Joyce Maker visited the Calais Elementary School/Head Start PreK collaborative program. They also toured the Head Start child care program at the Washington County Community College, which cares for children from 6 weeks old to age 5 in an infant/toddler class, and 3-5- year olds in a preschool classroom. This program also serves as a learning laboratory for Community College students studying early education.
Presque Isle Chief of Police Matt Irwin and the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department’s Chief Deputy Shawn Gillen joined State Representative Harold “Trey” Stewart for a tour of the Aroostook Community Action Program’s Head Start classroom operated within the Presque Isle Regional Career and Technical Center’s Early Childhood Education program. The center not only serves the needs of high-quality early learning for young children, but also serves as a learning laboratory for students interested in pursuing early childhood as a career. CTE students who have worked in this learning facility have gone on to study early childhood education and graduate from the Northern Maine Community College and either matriculate on to a 4-year college program or enter the early care and education workforce.