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AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative
 
 
 
Members are matched to Head Start and other early childhood programs to provide 1:1 social-emotional skill support for children needing stronger foundation in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making (foundational EQ). Members build positive relationships with children and staff during first 30 days of classroom observation and then begin MindUP lessons that build positive and effective social skills using breath and movement to calm minds and bodies; time to practice recognizing and regulating emotions; 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! monthly book gifts to encourage routine reading at home to strengthen child/adult bonding, expand word awareness and deepen word knowledge for Kindergarten success.
 
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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 : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2021  -   07/31/2022

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  01/22/2021  To  12/01/2022 

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

Listing ID 8437


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