TARSS launches peer mentoring opportunity

The Trainer and RBPD Specialist Support (TARSS) program is piloting a new peer mentoring initiative specifically for family child care (FCC) providers throughout the state. Mentor FCC will pair experienced FCC providers with newer FCC providers–as well as those at any stage of their career who would like peer support. Participants will have the opportunity to make a difference by sharing their experience and giving feedback about Mentor FCC that will make the initiative stronger.

“Our goal is to help FCC providers across the state form connections with each other. Running a family child care business is very demanding, and it can be hard for FCC providers to find a mentor and build a relationship with them,” says Molly Hughes, Mentor FCC Project Specialist.

Mentors and mentees will meet virtually for up to 4 hours a month. The commitment is for one year. Mentors will be paid $30 an hour and will be required to participate in the Mentor FCC Online Learning Community (OLC) for an hour a month. 

TARSS is currently accepting applications for both mentor roles and mentee roles. There is a special need for rural FCC providers, FCC providers of color, and bilingual FCC providers to participate.

Questions? Get in touch with Molly Hughes.

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