The California Early Childhood Mentor Program (CECMP) is funded by the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division. Our goal is to provide students with a strong Mentor who will allow them the freedom to develop their leadership skills in a controlled environment. The results are better prepared graduates into the ECE field. Our program facilitates the relationships between the colleges, facilities, Mentor Teachers, Director Mentors and Mentee/Proteges, along with providing Stipends and Professional Development for the Mentor Teachers and Directors.