- Have the experience and education to enable them to serve as role models and resources.
- Have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a minimum of 18 college credits directly related to ECE.
- Desire the opportunity to mentor and commit to supporting an apprentice for the full term of the apprenticeship program, 2+ years. This includes formal observations and meetings with the apprentice to discuss observations and strategies to build skills on the job.
- Work in the same regulated child care program or Agency of Education setting for at least 30 hours per week and are readily available to support the apprentice through both formal and informal mentoring.