Early Childhood Mentor Network

The Early Childhood Mentor Network supports teachers in the field who mentor CNM's pre-service teachers. Join our network and get the recognition you deserve.

The first five years of a child's life are critical to development. Our early childhood educators are critical to our children's wellbeing and to the community.

CNM formed the Early Childhood Mentor Network (ECMN) to:

  • offer benefits to preschool teachers who deserve praise and recognition for the vital work they do
  • provide high quality learning experiences for our students on the path to be educators

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Benefits to Joining the ECMN

  • CNM credit hours for hosting an early childhood student and being a network member.
  • Free professional development and learning opportunities.
  • Ongoing support from CNM faculty.
  • Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) mentorship certificate upon program completion.
  • Two 3-credit classes at no cost: course paid through CYFD scholarship and text book materials provided by network.
  • Networking opportunities with likeminded professionals.
  • Membership in an early childhood professional network for teachers and directors.

ECMN Member Requirements

  • Attend monthly mentor network meetings.
  • Complete on-line mentorship training courses for college credit.
  • Host a CNM ECME practicum student and abide by CNM mentor teacher guidelines.
  • Complete an on-line ECERS/ITERS training or provide proof of current training.

This fall we welcome all early childhood teachers to apply with a special emphasis on infant and toddler. 

Apply Before May 17, 2019