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Qualifications:

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 one moving towards level two.   (final, self-assessed)
  • 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 (if applicable).
  • 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.

Responsibilities: 

  • 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 CT to last between 60-90 minutes (may be virtual; phone, email, video clips) to conduct observations and review progress and provide feedback.
      • One of the initial meetings 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 CT, and 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

Application:

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

The application process for Mentees will include the following:

  • Statement of areas of need related to the QRIS, MA Core Competencies and Early Learning Standards, and preferred ways to utilize peer coaching;
  • Current QRIS Level;
  • Signed MOU of support from Program /Instructional Leader  (if applicable), and
  • One written recommendation: either a co-worker, or parent of a child in care.