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Second Helping Instructor

Application/Selection Process


Required:  3- to 5-years experience as a (mandatory or voluntarily) regulated family child care providers (licensed where available). Former providers are eligible if they were successful in the field (meeting experience requirements), and left active family child care less than 3 years prior to application.

Required:  Previous adult teaching, public speaking, or leadership experience. Leadership experience may include holding office in a provider association or other community organization. Adult teaching or public speaking experience may be in any field or occupation, not necessarily child care related

Required:  Minimum of three (3) letters of reference, recommending both your subjective qualifications (character, personality, interpersonal skills), and your objective qualifications (leadership, public speaking, training and/or teaching experience).  No more than one (1) letter from any of the following: 

  • Officer of a local provider association
  • Officer of a state provider association
  • Director/Staff Person of a resource and referral agency
  • Child Care Food Program consultant
  • Officer or chairperson of any civic organization with which you served.

Preferred:  Demonstrated history of involvement in the family child care profession (provider association membership, attending meetings, committee work, etc).

Must be willing to attend an approved Second Helping Trainer-The-Trainer Course. Candidates may select the course dates/locations that best meet their schedule and needs.

Cost per student:  $425 registration/tuition fee; travel, meal and lodging expenses (6-8 days/nights); and substitute care fees (if provider).


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We suggest that applications, with non- refundable registration fee, be submitted within forty-five (45) days of the training date, whenever possible.  However, all paperwork and the Application fee and tuition must be received NO LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRAINING DATE, unless by special arrangements or purchase order, to allow adequate time for processing, travel arrangements and course planning.


  • Submit the enclosed Second Helping Instructor Application, alongwith all supporting documentation, and $25 application fee to PathFinders.
  • You may submit your application prior to obtaining the required letters of reference, however, they must be submitted within thirty (30) days prior to the training date.
  • You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements.  You will also be responsible for making your own hotel reservations at the designated training site.


  • Upon receipt, PathFinders will review each application to ensure that all qualifications are met.  Letters of reference will be screened and verified (if necessary).  In most cases, you will be notified of final selection within seven (7) working days after receipt of application.  If letters of reference were not submitted with the application, you will be notified as to your preliminary status.
  • Final selection will be based upon the following criteria:
  • Meets minimum qualifications
  • Letters  of  reference
  • Application responses
  • A telephoneinterview may be required for final selection


  • Upon acceptance, the balance of the tuition is due. Full payment must be received no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the scheduled training date.



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