11. Who qualifies to be a Mentor?


  • Have the experience and education to enable them to serve as role models and resources.
  • Have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a minimum of 18 college credits directly related to ECE.
  • Desire the opportunity to mentor and commit to supporting an apprentice for the full term of the apprenticeship program, 2+ years. This includes formal observations and meetings with the apprentice to discuss observations and strategies to build skills on the job.
  • Work in the same regulated child care program setting for at least 30 hours per week and are readily available to support the apprentice through both formal and informal mentoring.