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The Mentee will receive Consultant Teacher (CT) support over a one year term pending an ongoing evaluation process.


The Mentee must be working directly as an educator, full or part time, in a licensed or license-exempt early education and care program. 

Also, Mentees must:

  • Be registered in the MA EEC Professional Qualifications (PQ) Registry;
  • Be working in a program participating in QRIS  at Level 2 (final, self-assessed) or level 1 and pursing Level 2 (as evidenced by a Program Improvement Plan);
  • Display a commitment to increasing knowledge and skills related to MA Core Competencies, Early Learning Standards and advancing on the QRIS as evidenced by their Individual Professional Development Plan; and
  • Have the support of their Program Director/Instructional Leader.
  • FCC Educators must be part of a contracted FCC System or, if independent, participating in a FCC support group or network.
  • Have access to technology (video, email, and other electronic methods will be used to support the Mentee).

Note:  This is not intended for assistant teachers or FCC assistants.



  • Participate in Peer Assistance and Coaching, including:
    • Jointly establishing monthly meetings with CT (may be virtual; phone, email, video clips) to conduct observations and review progress and provide feedback.
      • The initial meeting will include a review of the data identifying the Mentee’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 Program/Instructional Leader.
    • Work with CT and Program/Instructional Leader 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 by CT, Mentee, and identified Program/Instructional Leader.
  • Maintain Confidentiality.

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