Melissa Enke               952-378-1123

Jodi Grimes                       952-895-7361

Joan Finley                 952-322-3304

Beth Beltz                         651-450-7988

Hannah Huberty         612-636-3562

Nicole Goebel                   952-953-9313

Renee' Kulhanek       651-423-5057

Cindy Ciernia                    651-688-7396
                                                           Mentor Program

Are you new to the child care field?  Or have you been in the child care field for a while?  Our   
Mentor Program may be for you!  By the nature of their work, family child care providers
tend  to experience situations that can only be understood by others performing the same
type of  work.  A large number of caring and patient providers leave the child care profession
due to feeling isolated and frustrated, thus causing a shortage of quality care for children.
These results prompted the DCFCCA Mentor Program.

There are two programs within the  DCFCCA Mentor Program:

    One-on-One Mentoring:  This program is for newly licensed providers who would like
    one-on-one guidance with an experienced provider.  The volunteer providers serving as
    mentors are trained in the principles of being an effective mentor and will receive
    guidance in sharing in the professional growth of newly licensed family child care
    providers.

If you are newly licensed and are interested in being mentored or if you have been licensed
for awhile and you have the wisdom to share with new providers,
please email
mentor@dcfcca.org for more information.

Provider Care Line
: This program is a phone network of experienced family child care
professionals who are willing to answer questions from other child care providers.  This
network is available to any Dakota County family child care provider who is in need of
assistance, and is generally used by providers who only have a couple of questions.   
Volunteers choosing to be Provider Care Line mentors serve in an ongoing capacity,
and their names and numbers are shown below.
If you need some support or have a question, these providers have volunteered to be
just a phone call away.