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CALIFORNIA ECE MENTORING PROGRAM

The California Early Childhood Mentor Program values and promotes relationship-based professional development as the key to increasing the quality of Early Care and Education environments for all children. In order to achieve a stable and high quality ECE workforce, we provide a combination of benefits to the field.
 
The activities promote: success among college students who aspire to teach by supporting them with hands-on integration of theory and practice; improved practice among administrators by providing them with management and leadership support; stability and professional growth of both Mentor Teachers and Director Mentors by enhancing income, recognition, and professional development opportunities; more degree and certificate completion within institutions of higher learning by offering flexible practicum options; and development of higher quality ECE programs serving children and families in California communities. It is the integration of these activities that makes the impact unique.
 
For information about becoming a mentor teacher or director or requesting one, contact the COD Mentor Coordinator, Professor Wendy Hinrichs Sanders at wsanders@collegeofthedesert.edu.
If you want to learn about general information about the Mentor Program, visit their website at: www.ecementor.org