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You can make a difference! Be an integral part  of the Early Childhood Education Pre-apprenticeship Program and support students down a career pathway to a fulfilling future in early childhood education.

Requirements and Expectations:

  • ECE programs have 3 stars in the VT STARS program
  • Mentors have a minimum of Level 3A on the Northern Lights Career Ladder
  • Mentors provide positive guidance and timely feedback to interns
  • Mentors observe interns, complete one skill-level assessment monthly, and submit monthly mentor logs 

Benefits to early childhood education programs and mentors:

  • Mentors receive a stipend of $500/semester
  • ECE programs receive a stipend of $250/semester
  • Mentors may take Mentor Pedagogy course with the option to receive graduate or undergraduate credit at no cost
  • Personal satisfaction of knowing you and your ECE program are playing a unique role in supporting students at the very beginning of their early childhood education career journey. 

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring or mentoring a high school student  in the VT ECE Pre-Apprenticeship Program, please contact Dianne Carter, dianne.carter@vtaeyc.org, 802-673-5036, or the Career and Technical Education Program in your region.