Mentoring Approach

A mentoring approach creates a sense of partnership that can facilitate new ways of perceiving and behaving in the child care setting which can provide the impetus for change. Suggestions for quality improvements are more likely to be incorporated when given by an individual with whom ¬†the provider has developed a rapport and established a trusting relationship. ¬†Quality improvements are more likely to be relevant to a provider’s individual child care setting when given by a mentor that visits regularly and understands both the strengths and the constraints of the care giving context in which the provider works.