Early Childhood Mentor Network

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The Early Childhood Mentor Network (ECMN) is a professional network of experienced early childhood teachers interested in serving as mentors for the next generation of teachers.

ECMN provides Mentor Certification, professional development, networking, support, and opportunities to engage in reflective practice with colleagues throughout New Mexico.

According to the ECMN 2022 Annual Survey results:

  • 95% of mentors feel connected to the field
  • 90% of mentors say they will continue serving as a mentor and have new leadership and teaching skills.

Mentor Applications

Applications will reopen for the 2024-25 year on April 1, 2024. All early childhood teachers with an associate's degree or higher and three years of classroom experience are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Applications

Applications are closed for the Spring 2024 semester.  We start accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Semester on on April 1, 2024.  Faculty members who have practicum students participating in the network must complete an application.

Mentor Benefits

Eligibility