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ORGANIZATION: Tandem, Partners In Early Learning

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 70 people are interested
Group Enjoying Project

StoryBlocks

Get your office together and assemble StoryBlocks, sets of wooden blocks that support children’s early learning skills through creative play. We bring the raw materials - you supply the willing participants! We can come to your office, or you can come to ours.

StoryBlocks are used by educators and families to reinforce storytelling and show how important language, talk, and play is for children’s early brain development.

We book groups for 2 hours and have had great feedback from volunteers at companies like Salesforce, Wells Fargo, Google, and Handshake. We ask for a contribution of $50/person to support our programs and cover the costs of materials.

Remote: StoryBlocks is also available as a remote, virtual opportunity over Zoom. Materials will be delivered to one location and distributed by the volunteers from there.

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About Tandem, Partners In Early Learning

Location:

1275 Fairfax Ave, Ste 201, San Francisco, CA 94124, US

Mission Statement

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning envisions a just society where children thrive. To this end, our mission is to co-create equitable, high-quality early learning experiences.

Description

Tandem partners with school districts, early childhood education agencies, and community-based organizations serving families to offer programming that meets community priorities. Our programming focuses on 1) providing high-quality, age-appropriate, multilingual books; 2) supporting families and educators with strategies for promoting high quality early learning; and 3) expanding the capacity of communities and community-based organizations for early childhood education and family engagement. The ability to innovate based on community need, and to meet families where they are, is a distinctive characteristic of Tandem’s services.

Tandem’s unique book collection is the foundation for several of our programs. Our collection includes over 1,700 titles in 21 languages and our books featuring human characters focus on diverse and affirming representations of BIPOC (Black, Indigeneous, People of Color) children and families, and are written and illustrated by BIPOC authors and illustrators. Tandem also provides strengths-based training for caregivers in their home language; targeted professional development for early childhood educators in elementary, preschool, and childcare settings; and programming in local community venues to reach families through formal and informal networks.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Francisco, CA 94124

(37.73042,-122.38442)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 hours

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