Green AVC Bar Logo
Where Was I?

Ask AVC

Last Updated:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Child & Family Education: Mentor Teacher Program

Mentor Teachers

Your local mentor teachers are knowledgeable professionals who can provide training and support for your program. Their combined experiences, education and skills can assist in the development of your staff. Lectures, presentations, workshops and individual guidance opportunities are available to improve many aspects of the betterment and the challenges of early childhood education and development.

Mentor Program Group Shot
From Left to Right: Rosa Mayorga, Laura Burke, Deborah King, Dennis Hosack, Ande Sanders, and Becky Fiske

Training and Support for Programs and Staff

  • Enhancing Classroom Environment
  • Curriculum Development
  • Defining Inquiry Based and Investigative Curriculum
  • Preparing Classroom Materials
  • Working with California Desired Results for Children and Families – revised
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Promoting  Science and Exploration in the Classroom
  • Building Early Literacy Skills
  • Building Early Math Skills
  • Cognitive Development Through Block Play
  • Everyday Sensory Exploration
  • Promoting Positive Behaviors
  • Parent Involvement
  • Kindergarten Transition Readiness

Ande Sanders, Melanie Parker and Cathy Overdorf
From Left to Right: Ande Sanders, Melanie Parker, and Cathy Overdorf

Student Support

  • Individual Guidance for Continuing Education
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Child Development Permit Application Assistance

Training and development activities can be provided for your staff as well as individualized for teachers desiring assistance in particular areas. Mentors are available for contact and support.

Teacher Profiles

Working for better child care since 1988

The Antelope Valley Early Childhood Mentor Program is a joint undertaking of Antelope Valley College and the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education. The program is funded through the Federal Child Care and Development Block