Early Childhood Mentor Network

The Early Childhood Mentor Network supports experienced early childhood teachers interested in mentoring and joining a professional teachers network in New Mexico. ECMN Mentors are recognized professionals in the field of early childhood education dedicated to supporting high quality early care and education in their communities.

The Early Childhood Mentor Network (ECMN):

  • Professional network of early childhood teachers interested in mentoring the next generation of teachers
  • Opportunities to engage in reflective practice and professional development with colleagues in the field of early childhood
  • Provides high quality learning experiences for students on the path to be educators
  • Builds teacher and director leadership in New Mexico
  • Creates relationships between Early Childhood Higher Education and Early Childhood teachers in the field

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Benefits to Joining the ECMN

  • Stipends for hosting an early childhood student and being a network member.
  • Free professional development and learning opportunities.
  • Ongoing support from Early Childhood higher education faculty.
  • Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) Mentorship Certificate upon program completion.
  • Two 3-credit classes on Mentorship at no cost: course paid through scholarship and textbooks are provided.
  • Networking opportunities with likeminded professionals.
  • Membership in an early childhood professional network for teachers and directors.

ECMN Member Requirements

  • Attend monthly mentor network meetings.
  • Complete on-line mentorship training courses for college credit (Fall and Spring).
  • Host an Early Childhood practicum student and abide by mentor teacher guidelines.
  • Complete an on-line ECERS/ITERS training or provide proof of current training.

We welcome all early childhood teachers in New Mexico to apply. 

Apply Before June 1, 2019