Many California Community Colleges do not have a Lab School on Campus, leaving students without an opportunity to fulfill their learning requirements. CECMP fills those gaps by assigning students to Mentor Teachers at other facilities close by. The classroom experience helps students learn how to build a trusting relationship with children and parents, along with the daily requirements of the position.

A Mentor Teacher is a high quality early childhood educator of infants, toddlers, preschoolers or school aged children, who has a minimum of 2 years teaching in an ECE environment, holds a Degree or Certificate in ECE including a course in Supervised Student Teaching, eligible for a CA Child Development Permit at a Master Teacher level or higher, completed an Adult Supervision Course, and has passed the appropriate Environment Rating Scale for their facility. Local Selection Committees are in place to review and approve applicants

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor Teacher, or are a student seeking a Mentor Teacher, please find your College and contact person on Our Colleges list.