TRU receives $1.4M to expand ECE peer-mentoring program to increase retention

November 24, 2021
Thompson Rivers University has received an anonymous $1.4M donation to support the expansion of a peer-mentoring program for early childhood educators. The program is led by TRU Associate Professor Laura Doan and is conducted in partnership with the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC). It aims to increase retention of staff by providing support to new and experienced educators. The three-year project will expand the current ECE mentorship program to almost 500 ECEs and 35 peer-mentoring communities-of-practice groups. “This shows me what can work when you give ECEs the opportunity to come together to support each other,” Doan said. “With this funding, we aim to firmly embed peer mentoring within the early childhood education culture in B.C., as well as within [ECEBC].” TRU (1) | TRU (2) | Kamloops This Week | Kelowna Now (BC)