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AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative
 
 
 
Members are matched to early childhood Head Start and other early childhood programs to provide 1:1 social-emotional skill support for children needing a stronger foundation in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making. Members build positive relationships with children and staff for effective service implementation using focused interventions and skill development throughout the classroom day. These activities include interventions that build positive and effective social skills; time to practice recognizing and regulating emotions; using breath and movement to calm minds and bodies, and books to develop curiosity and build interactive confidence with verbal expression within the classroom environment. Members are role models for positive relationships that encourages growth and achievement of children in classroom, and connection with parents/caregivers through Reading Rocks! book distribution to encourage routine reading at home. Routine home reading strengthens child/adult bonding, expands word awareness and word knowledge that gives each child a more equal footing for Kindergarten success. Members coordinate family reading and service events throughout the school year.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : Observe children interacting in classroom and develop strategies and interventions to build social interaction skills; educate children on emotions, calming techniques and self-regulation skills to promote a positive learning experience and the development of empathy. Connect families to books and resources in community, coordinate site events to engage families in fun and meaningful activities and promote routine reading at home for bonding and building word awareness for school success.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative

Program Start/End Date
08/08/2017  -   07/31/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  20    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
Spanish
additional languages a plus

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2017  To  08/04/2017 

Contact Barbara Gunderson
525 Florence Ave
Owatonna   MN   55060
507 455 3215
barbarag@smifoundation.org
www.smifoundation.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 8437


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