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First 5 Orange County - Early Learning THINK Together
 
 
 
The Mission of THINK Together is to provide high quality academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status. AmeriCorps Early Literacy and Math Instructor shall serve as the primary contact for children ages 0-5 within the First 5 Service Corps program. The member will provide direct service education and outreach strategies to promote optimal child development and early learning strategies. The member will work with children and families in a preschool center base environment 4 – 5 days per week modeling early learning activities. THINK Together is an extended service provider that works primarily in schools to support children and families. Although research has demonstrated the positive effects of early learning for children, not all children have the opportunity to attend preschool before attending kindergarten. However, parents and caretakers can teach a child effectively at home. THINK Together’s Orange County Region enrolls children ages 0-5 years old to participate in center base programs located in Buena Park, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, and Huntington Beach. Our programs aim at providing parents with the necessary skills to be their child’s first teacher. The program calls for children and their parents to come to a center base site twice a week. Over time the parent learns how to initiate and sustain early learning activities that offer language interaction, school readiness skills and social emotional development for their child.
 
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Member Duties : 1. School Readiness Services (80%) -Provide direct service early learning education strategies that promote school readiness to children ages 0-5 -Provide outreach strategies throughout OC to encourage center/program use and/or early childhood development -Support THINK’s Early Literacy & Math programs, as needed -Participate in community events on behalf of First 5 -Complete documentation of Service Activities as required 2. Supervision and Training (15%) -Attend weekly individual supervision mtgs with Supervisor -Attend monthly team mtgs/team building activities -Attend required trainings provided by Prevent Child Abuse California & Host Site specified trainings -Attend additional trainings as assigned 3. Volunteer Recruitment (5%) -Recruit, train & support community volunteers to support school readiness activities
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
First 5 Orange County - Early Learning THINK Together

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2019  -   07/15/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  

Languages
English
Spanish
Preferred

Accepting Applications
From  05/24/2019  To  03/01/2020 

Contact Amber Velasco
2101 E 4th St
Santa Ana   CA   92705
714-543-3807
amber.velasco@thinktogether.org
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Listing ID 37436


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