Early Childhood Teaching Assistant
You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Spanish would be helpful.
When Can You Start?
You can start as soon as possible and stay for 3 weeks to 7¼ months
Description and Impact
We are a free daycare and educational center for children of single, working moms who would otherwise not be able to afford daycare for their babies and young children while they work. We care for children 1 month to 6 years old. We presently serve 150 children.
This position will be assigned to a particular area to help at the daycare in one of our nine classrooms. This will include: playing with children, assisting with arts/crafts, serving breakfast and lunch to the classrooms, supporting special events, leading story-telling, and assisting with field trips. The role is full-time at the daycare Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
Since it is sometimes challenging to work with young children, it is very important for anyone considering this experience to have the love, creativity, energy, and willingness to work with pre-school children.
For this role, the candidate will be placed as an aid to a specific teacher in the daycare. Success will be determined based on the support provided to the assigned teacher and general organization of the classroom. Additionally, the candidate may work with the coordinator to plan weekly classes (such as physical activities, games, or art projects) to exercise needed skills amongst the 2-4 year olds.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Meal Stipend
- Good For Groups
- Good For Families
For accommodation, we recommend that all volunteers live in our Volunteer House that is directly behind the daycare center. We charge a housing donation which includes weekday breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday (non-vegetarian, served at the daycare), all linens/towels, 7 days per week cleaning services, and WiFi/cable. The house has warm running showers, a large outdoor patio, full kitchen, dining room, and large lounging room.
Breakfast and lunch are served Monday-Friday after the children are fed.