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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 teacher's 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.

Early Childhood Mentor Network

Why Join?

  • 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 
  • 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

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Infant-Toddler Teacher Network

Meeting of Mentoring Network

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

ECMN Member Requirements

  • Attend monthly mentor network meetings
  • Complete on-line mentorship training courses for college credit in the first year of membership (Fall and Spring)
  • Host Early Childhood practicum students and abide by mentor teacher guidelines
  • Complete an on-line ECERS/ITERS training or provide proof of current training at the time of application

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

Apply to ECNM