Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate

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Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate
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The Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate is designed to enhance the quality of child care by improving the skills and training level of child care teachers. The program provides opportunities for professional networking and strengthens the commitment to a career in the Early Childhood profession. Experienced teachers serve as mentors to new early childhood teachers who are their protégés. Mentors and protégés work together at their child care centers for an "on-the-job" learning experience to further develop best practices, gain more professional skills, and enhance learning environments in early childhood education.

Scholarships may be available for students who are employed in a licensed or exempt early childhood center or a licensed or certified family child care program. Applicants must have the support of their employer and possess a high school diploma or GED. In addition, caregivers participating in these classes must commit to one year of employment beyond completion of the credential to assure stability in the workforce. Scholarships for the Early Childhood Mentor/Protégé Certificate are available through the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association.

This is a credit certificate
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Offered At: 
  • Beaver Dam
  • Fond du Lac
  • West Bend

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