Deb Rainey

Debra RaineyDiscipline: Early Childhood Special Education

Faculty Mentor: Janet May, M.Ed.


Deb Rainey, M.Ed. is an Early Childhood Specialist with over 25 years experience in early care and education. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maine in Farmington and a M.Ed. in Early Intervention from the University of Maine in Orono. She has worked with young children and families in a variety of settings and programs over the years. Recently in her position with the University of Maine she has been consulting and coaching early care professionals to support the inclusion of all children as well as developing and delivering training. She has written curriculum for MRTQ on Inclusive practice and received training certification in the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC). Deb has presented at several national conferences for NAEYC, DEC and Zero to Three. Deb is committed to the field of early childhood education and keeps current with best practice methods to meet the needs of young children and families.

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