Mentoring Program – Lebanon County
Running a child care program from your home can be an isolating experience. Even if you have a strong educational background in child development or early learning, chances are you have not had much training or experience in running a business. This program is an opportunity to interact and get one-on-one feedback and support from someone who has years of training and experience in the early childhood field.
The Luthercare for Kids Mentoring program is a personal mentoring program designed to help family and group home providers learn the ins and outs of the child care business, made possible by funding from the United Way of Lebanon. A trained Early Childhood professional will serve as your mentor, offering information, encouragement and resources. The only cost for this program is your investment of time and energy. Providers must operate in Lebanon County and be either operating a Relative/Neighbor business with plans to establish licensure, or be a current licensed family or group home under the Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations.
The mentor will meet with you in person and work on setting personal and professional goals with you for your child care business. The mentor provides useful information, professional resources, equipment and training opportunities to assist you in achieving these goals. The mentor is prepared to provide information about health and safety requirements, teaching and assessing young children, working with families and continuous quality improvement. Providers participating in the full program have access to a resource vehicle that works like a library system where toys, books and learning games may be checked out for use in the home. Participants are also invited to meet with the Provider Networking Group to connect with other home providers, share new ideas and receive training tailored to the unique needs of providing child care from your home.
Mentoring opportunities are offered year round. Contact Melissa Salgado to get started today!