A mentoring approach creates a sense of partnership that can facilitate new ways of perceiving and behaving in the child care setting and 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.

Suggestions for quality improvements are more likely to be relevant to a provider’s individual child care setting when given by a mentor who visits regularly and understands the strengths and constraints of the care giving context in which the provider works.

The FCCP Mentoring Approach