Mentoring is introduced as a model of guidance. Head Start and Early Head Start staff will find explanations of the mentoring relationship and its importance in their programs. This overview provides definitions and describes how to use the guide's unique features to optimize the learning experience.
Mentors and prospective students will benefit from this insight on elders who have reached a point in their careers where they want to mentor and give back while continuing to grow and learn themselves.
Establishing mentor-protégé relationships in the workplace may improve teaching practices and professional development efforts. Potential mentors may find this information useful to engage and communicate successfully to a protégé.