“The care of young children is among the most important kinds of work there are. Whether it takes place in child care centers, family child care homes, or other settings, the daily work of teachers and providers makes a lasting difference for children, families, and our society as a whole. Quality child care matters-And research has repeatedly shown that the key to quality child care is the presence of well-trained, well-supported and well-compensated care giving adults.”
~The Early Childhood Mentoring Curriculum
There are currently no mentoring programs in place specifically for child care providers. If you know of one, please let us know! If you are looking for mentoring opportunities for a young person in your life, you may contact MENTOR Vermont
Early Care Consultation
If you are seeking support, our consultation team is available to work with parents, guardians, and early childhood educators to help foster the growth and development of the young children in your care.
We are available to assist you with a wide range of child care related issues. This support can start with a phone conversation and, if needed, can be offered through a site visit or meeting where we can work together to provide the support you seek. .
Areas of focus can include:
- Early care relationships
- Behavioral concerns
- Positive guidance
- Abuse and neglect prevention
- Special needs
- School readiness
- Fostering learning through play
- Child development
- Space design
Support is given in many ways, including written materials, trainings, program visits, and links to other community resources.
For more information, please contact a member of our support team: