Core Knowledge Training denotes a standardized set of curricula covering the following eight Core Knowledge Areas:


Healthy, Safe Environments


Child Development


Developmentally Appropriate Practice



Observation and Assessment




Relationships with Families


Individual & Cultural Diversity & Inclusion


Business & Professional Development


What are the benefits of enrolling in Core Knowledge Training?

Core Knowledge Training offers a consistent body of knowledge regarding best practices in early childhood education and out-of-school time programming for both new and experienced practitioners. Core Knowledge Training can be used:

  • To move practitioners up the first four Levels of the Direct Care, Public School, and Legal, Unregulated Career Lattices.
  • Toward earning a Maine Credential.
  • To meet training requirements for national accreditation.
  • Toward earning a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
  • To meet annual training requirements of Child Care Licensing.


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