Volunteer Child Care Aide
Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
The Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
(KDCCC), a non-profit, is seeking Volunteer Child Care Aides. We offer free, part-time childcare for income eligible families. KDCCC gives parents time to search for employment or housing, keep necessary appointments, go to school, or take a healthy break from the demands of parenting. Volunteers assist the staff in the daily operation of the child care and are needed to allow KDCCC to operate up to our full capacity.
Volunteer activities include:
Engaging children in play and other educational activities
Supervising children to provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment
Interacting in a positive way with children, parents, volunteers, and staff
Interested in the well being of children
Consistent and dependable
Available to work a minimum of two hours one day per week, depending on your schedule
Gaining an understanding of early childhood development
Personal satisfaction of helping children to grow cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally by interacting with them through play
Include volunteer experience on resume; job references
Great for internships, work study and field experience placements
Open Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm
Serve children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old
Please contact Beth Walters at 382-3640 to schedule an interview. A criminal background check as well as clearance with the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry will be performed on all potential Volunteers. Please visit our website at www.kdccc.org
About Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
345 W MICHIGAN AVE, KALAMAZOO, MI 49007, US
Our Mission KDCCC's mission is to provide income eligible families with children ages 0-5 years, free, part-time, educationally rich child care, parent education and support. We have a vision to empower families by providing high quality child care and foster a learning community supporting success through the following: - Building relationships - Support during critical moments - Nurturing growth and development - Demonstrating positive, healthy adult/child interactions - Aiding families' ability to thrive
The Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC) was established to provide free, short-term child care for low-income families with children from six weeks through the age of five. The objectives of our service are to enable parents with young children to more rapidly negotiate the maze of appointments and services often required to obtain employment, permanent housing, register for school or attend classes and eventual self-sufficiency. We also give parents a "healthy" break from the demands of parenting. We have created a warm, safe, and supportive environment for children and their parents.
KDCCC is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. Parents may stop down and register anytime during these hours. Space is limited to 20 children per day but once parents register their children, they may reserve spots up to 2 weeks in advance. Please see our Parent Handbook for more information about registering a child.
KDCCC began in 1990 as a mission project of the First Congregational Church, U.C.C. and is a non-profit organization located in the church building. The Center, however, does not provide religious instruction. KDCCC is a fully licensed child care center. KDCCC is the only free drop-in child care in the greater Kalamazoo area.