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Opportunity Council - ELAFS - Quality Child Care VISTA YR3
School readiness begins at birth! The Quality Child Care Division at Opportunity Council raises awareness about the vital role that child care providers play in ensuring healthy emotional and physical development, early intervention for suspected developmental delays, and high-quality early learning. Ninety-percent of a child’s brain develops by age five, and early experiences impact every aspect of a child’s life. The Quality Child Care Division advances early learning by supporting families, early childhood educators, and child care programs by: 1) Helping families locate high-quality, licensed child care, 2) Providing one-on-one coaching, consultation, and technical assistance to child care providers, 3) Providing professional development training opportunities for early childhood educators, 4) Informing and educating decision-makers about the challenges and barriers to running child care businesses in our region, and 5) Connecting aspiring small business owners with resources to start a new child care business. This VISTA will be based in Bellingham, and will continue to build initiatives in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, and Snohomish counties. The goal is to increase access to high quality child care for families with low incomes in NW Washington through community partnerships, training, and strategic programming. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
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Member Duties : The Year-3 VISTA will help people with low income exit poverty by increasing access to high-quality child care as well as opportunities to start child care businesses. They will coordinate community partnerships, launch training opportunities for potential child care providers, and advance strategic programming to increase licensed child care spots for low-income families. This position entails nurturing existing relationships and building new community partnerships. The VISTA Member will convene partners, host and market events, provide technical assistance and support for partnerships, address child care expansion projects, and develop and promote resources for potential child care providers. They will also write grants and market the Emergency Childcare Voucher program to increase access for families with low incomes. The most competitive candidates for this position will have experience, educational background, and/or interest in early childhood education.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking . 
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Opportunity Council - ELAFS - Quality Child Care VISTA YR3

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2019  -   12/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  09/19/2019  To  11/04/2019 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 91842


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