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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.

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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