The MA must be working directly as an administrator providing supervision and coaching to educators in a licensed or license-exempt early education and care program. 

Also, MAs must:

  • Be registered in the MA EEC Professional Qualifications (PQ) Registry
  • Be EEC Director Qualified
  • Be working in a program participating in QRIS at level one moving towards level two
  • Display a commitment to refine their coaching skills and advance in QRIS
  • FCC MA applicants must be part of a contracted FCC System
  • Have access to technology (video, email, and other electronic methods will be used to support the Mentee).

Note: This is not intended for independent FCC providers or educators who are not providing direct supervision or coaching.


  • Attend pre-service orientation training (estimated training is 1 day prior to implementation of project).
  • Participate in Peer Assistance and Coaching, including:
    • Jointly establishing monthly meetings with CA to last between 60-90 minutes (may be virtual; phone, email, video clips) to conduct administrative observations and review progress and provide feedback.
      • One of the initial meetings will include identification of one educator or classroom team that receives support from the MA and the MA’s needs with an action plan, including recommended professional development and coaching strategies designed to increase knowledge and skills in identified areas of need.
      • Thereafter, there will be a cycle of evaluation and coaching that includes continuous mutual goal setting using observations and follow-up conferences to analyze and set practical goals for improvement based upon detailed evaluation criteria.
    • Jointly establishing monthly meetings or check-ins with CA.
  • Work with CA to refine the professional development plan including identification of recommended training or courses and strategies for application to practice.
  • Participate in recommended training as determined.
  • Maintain confidentiality


PAC Mentee Administrator Application docx format of PAC Mentee Administrator Application
pdf format of                             PAC Educator Mentee Application

The application process for MAs will include the following:

  • Statement of areas of need related to coaching and supervision that will result in enhancing the program’s  QRIS level and preferred ways to utilize peer coaching;
  • Current QRIS Level;
  • Signed MOU of support from your supervisor with current program profile including basic service delivery information; and
  • One written recommendation: either a co-worker or an educator in the program receiving supervision.

Application Review Process: 

Tier 1: Screening for completed application and minimum qualifications.

Tier 2: Review by Committee of at least 3 people (may include member of Advisory Panel, EEC representative and other representative) of applications that meet Tier 1 minimum qualifications.

Tier 3 (if needed): Interview by Committee of at least 3 people (may include member of Advisory Panel, EEC representative and other representative) of applicants based on Tier 2 scores.