Expanding Professional Possibilities in Early Childhood (EPPEC)
The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County is looking for programs, mentor teachers, and students to participate in an innovative new project to address our current workforce challenges of staff turnover, recruitment, and retention.
For Providers and Mentors:
Struggling to find or keep qualified employees? For programs who would like to participate in this exciting initiative, you must complete a program application and identify a teacher(s) in your program who is ready and interested in becoming a mentor teacher. This teacher will provide mentoring of a cohort student/employee from January through May 2019 with the support of an ECCLC Coach (4-6 sessions) plus on-going mentoring throughout the semester to help this student link theories being learned in the formal education setting with the real world of the classroom in practice. Information about what is being taught in the formal setting will be shared with mentors and coaches as part of this process.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa Sadar.
For Cohort Students:
Are you interested in advancing your career in early childhood or do you know know someone who is interested in working in the field of early childhood education? We are creating a cohort of students, through a partnership with Front Range Community College, who will be employed part-time in child care programs under the guidance of an experienced mentor teacher. Because of the education, high quality mentoring and positive work experience they receive, these employees/cohort students will be better prepared as future Early Childhood Teachers, and more likely to stay in the field. Deadline for applications is October 5.