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First 5 Orange County Discovery Science Center
The mission of Discovery Science Center is to educate young minds, assist educators to teach science and technology in an increasingly compelling manner, and increase public understanding and appreciation of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. DSC is seeking a VISTA member to assist with the establishment of ABC Zone: Learning through Adventure, Books and Curiosity. ABC Zone will include: (a) galleries for traveling exhibits designed for the young child. Hands-on exhibits which promote safe exploration and discovery by babies and toddlers encourage the type of brain development and social interaction which promotes school readiness. (b) a reading room to promote early literacy. Signage will educate parents about the stages of learning and actions they can take, staff members will lead “story time,” and books will feature characters from the travelling exhibit when available. (c) a room for song and dance. Knowing familiar songs can ease the transition to school, and children will be guided to develop skills, such as following directions (clap), social behaviors (hold hands in a circle), and early literacy by associating words and images on the screen with sounds and words in the song.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member placed at DSC will: 1) Conduct research into educational messaging to support the DSC design team, including alignment with OC STEM Initiative and Commission educational goals; 2) Work with DSC team to establish community partnerships for program delivery and expanded access by low-income families; and 3) In consultation with DSC’s Development office, research and establish relationships with prospective donors (including in-kind donors) to the project
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

First 5 Orange County Discovery Science Center

Program Start/End Date
08/10/2013  -   08/09/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  


Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2013  To  05/27/2013 

Contact Elizabeth Mour
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana   CA   92705
(714) 704-8280
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49703