A message for superintendents in partnership with Head Start, child care and private preschool programs

To date, there has been some confusion around public preschool teachers with Conditional 081 Early Childhood Teacher Certification who have been hired and are employed by a partnering program-e.g. Head Start, child care and/or a private preschool. At this time, the Maine DOE Certification Office offers district leaders two choices:  1) The superintendent must sign the affidavit of Conditional Certification; OR 2) Only teachers with a professional 081 can be hired by the partnering agency.

If you have questions, please contact Robert Hasson, Maine DOE’s Director of Certification, at Robert.G.Hasson@maine.gov or Sue Reed, Maine DOE’s Early Childhood Education Specialist, at susan.d.reed@maine.gov.