Individuals eligible for training as a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP), Educational Technicians, or Targeted Case Manager at all sites and locations. Qualifications ranging from high school diploma to bachelor’s level.

The Children’s Center continues to follow the ever-evolving coronavirus situation and update procedures based on the most recent guidance shared by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Maine General, Department of Education (DOE), and Maine Child Care Licensing. Upon opening childcare for essential workers in March and reopening our regular programming in June, we initiated and have maintained the following safety protocols:

  • We allow only children and staff to enter the building.
  • We screen children and staff for temperature and symptoms before entering the building.
  • We ask parents or guardians and staff a series of screening questions before entering the building.
  • We monitor children for symptoms throughout the day.
  • Additional full-time cleaners disinfect the building throughout the day.

Based on the most recent information and recommendations, we have or will be implementing the following procedures:

  • We require that staff wear a mask at all times throughout the day as of August 17, 2020.
  • We require that children ages 5 and older wear a mask unless a special need or circumstance prevents a child from successfully accessing their specialized program. We will make these types of decisions internally after consultation with parents or guardians and relevant staff.
  • We will not allow children or staff to enter the building who show or communicate symptoms during the screening process. We will ask children or staff who show or communicate symptoms during the screening process to choose one of the following two options:
    • Get tested immediately and provide proof of a negative test result before returning to the Children’s Center.
    • Do not get tested (although we strongly encourage you to do so), quarantine for at least 10 days, and return to the Children’s Center after the 10th day of being symptom-free.

We have established these protocols in an effort to keep children, families, and staff safe during the current coronavirus situation. We understand that these procedures may create a burden for families and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. However, we hope that we can continue to work together by keeping communication open and following procedures until we reach the other side of this pandemic.

Over the past six months, we have worked diligently to remain informed and update protocols based on the newest information and recommendations. In an effort to keep you informed of these changes, we have created the “Children’s Center Parents/Caregivers” Facebook Group and the “Children’s Center Employees” Facebook Group. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for supporting the Children’s Center.